St. Petersburg subway terrorist attack: native of Kyrgyzstan suspected 

St. Petersburg subway terrorist attack: native of Kyrgyzstan suspected
Akbarzhon Jalilov

The law enforcement agencies sent instructions to the name of 22-year-old Akbarzhon Jalilov.⁠

Law enforcement authorities suspect native of Kyrgyzstan 22-year-old Akbarzhon Jalilov of involvement in the terrorist attack in the metro of St. Petersburg, Fontanka reports. The ICR found him with CCTV footages, located in the subway.

5 TV channel reports that it was the native of Central Asia, who left the bomb at the Ploshchad Vosstaniya station, and then launched an explosive device in the train car on the runway between Sennaya Ploshchad and Technologichesky Institut.

It is known that Jalilov is a native of the Kyrgyz city of Osh, he lives in Petersburg for the last six years and is a citizen of Russia. All points bulletin on him is sent, his car Daewoo Nexia is also being searched.

The State Committee of National Security (GKNB) of Kyrgyzstan confirmed that Jalilov, according to preliminary data, was the possible executor of the terrorist act. The GKNB of Kyrgyzstan interacts with the special services of the Russian Federation, the interlocutors of the agency added.

The native of Kyrgyzstan is already the third suspect in the commission of the terrorist act. Earlier, the media reported that the explosive device was activated by a suicide bomber, a native of Kazakhstan, 22-year-old Maksim Aryshev. However, according to RBC with reference to independent investigators of the Conflict Intelligence Team, a Kazakh citizen, who died in the epicenter of the explosion, is not a terrorist, but one of the victims. Maxim Aryshev last visited the Internet a few minutes before the explosion. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan said that Aryshev, a student of St. Petersburg State University, is not among the victims and killed in the explosion in the metro. At the moment he is officially considered missing.

Another suspected of committing a terrorist act was a native of Bashkortostan, whose image from the metro surveillance cameras was published by the media. Many journalists called a man with a beard and in black clothes an alleged terrorist. However, the suspect, seeing his images in the press, appeared in the police department, where he proved to the law enforcers that he was not involved in the incident.

Уроженец Башкирии

A native of Bashkiria in the police department

At the same time, the source of Interfax in law enforcement agencies said that an explosion in the metro of St. Petersburg was committed by a suicide bomber.

"The remains discovered in the place speak in favor of the version that the explosion was made by a suicide bomber, but the final conclusions will be made after DNA examination," the interlocutor of the agency said.

As the CrimeRussia previously reported, on April 3 at 14:40 in the third car of train moving along the blue branch of the St. Petersburg subway a terrorist attack was committed. It happened a few minutes after the train left the station Sennaya Ploshchad towards Technologichesky Institut. As a result of the bomb explosion, 11 people were killed, and about 50 others were injured of varying severity. According to some reports, the blocking of the phones of alleged terrorists prevented the second bomb from operating. The unexploded bomb was discovered at the Ploshchad Vosstaniya station.

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