Media: bomb in St. Petersburg metro exploded accidentally

Media: bomb in St. Petersburg metro exploded accidentally
Photo: G. Dukor / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA

The source of RIA Novosti in law enforcement agencies said that the explosive device in the St. Petersburg subway could explode by accident. Earlier, the ICR reported that the bomb was activated by a suicide bomber.

According to one of the versions, which the investigators are considering, stuffed with striking elements bomb in the car of the Petersburg subway could explode by accident. This is reported by RIA Novosti referring to the source in law enforcement agencies. There is no official confirmation of this information.

The terrorist is 22-year-old native of Kyrgyzstan, Russian citizen Akbarzhon Jalilov, the Investigative Committee said. He, according to the ICR, also left an explosive device at the metro station Ploshad Vosstaniya, but it managed to be neutralized.

The perpetrator of the terrorist act was identified after the forensics discovered the genetic traces of Jalilov on a bag with an explosive device left on the Ploshad Vosstaniya. Also such a conclusion the investigation made on the basis of CCTV footages, the ICR noted.

Earlier, an interlocutor of RBC in the leadership of one of the security agencies reported that the relatives of Jalilov identified his remains.

Initially, the version that the explosion in St. Petersburg was made by a suicide bomber, was reported by Interfax citing a source in law enforcement agencies. "The remains discovered in the place speak in favor of the version that the explosion was made by the suicide bomber," the source said. According to the interlocutor of RBC, forensics suggest that the device exploded in the Jalilov's bag.

Another source of Interfax reported that the perpetrator of the terrorist act was associated with radical Islamists. According to the source of RBC, law enforcement agencies suggest that the suicide bomber had contacts with "a radical underground that follows the Islamic state (the organization is banned in Russia)”.

Earlier, the special services of Kyrgyzstan, who first named the name of the terrorist in the subway, reported that he acted alone.

The explosion in the train on the railway Sennaya Ploshchad - Technologichesky Institut occurred on Monday, April 3. According to the latest information, 14 people were killed and 51 injured. On Tuesday, the Investigative Committee published the names of ten people who were killed in the explosion in the St. Petersburg metro, which they managed to identify.

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