National Counterterrorism Committee looks for possible organizers of explosion at Kerch college

National Counterterrorism Committee looks for possible organizers of explosion at Kerch college
Photo: RIA Novosti / Yekaterina Keizo

The security forces believe the person who committed suicide had accomplices.

The Russian National Counterterrorism Committee (NCC) began searching for possible organizers of the explosion that killed 19 people at the Kerch Polytechnic College. Investigators are checking the involvement of the shooter Vladislav Roslyakov, 18, who committed suicide, in the terrorist act; his father was detained for questioning.

“If it turns out that actions of certain individuals, or someone’s inaction, influenced the young man who committed this crime, the investigation will certainly legally assess them,” the department’s press service quotes the ICR head Alexander Bastrykin.

Bastrykin expressed condolences to the victims’ relatives and promised to investigate what had happened in detail. The central office of the ICR took up the investigation of the massacre.

In addition, the Minister of Health, Veronika Skvortsova, and the Minister of Education, Olga Vasilyeva, flew to Kerch. Operational headquarters was deployed at the scene, RT reports.

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