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CONFIRMED: St. Petersburg suicide bomber positively identified

CONFIRMED: St. Petersburg suicide bomber positively identified

The Russian Investigative Committee the identity of the suicide bomber responsible for yesterday’s terrorist attack on the St. Petersburg Metro. 22 year old Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, a native of Kyrgyzstan, blew him self up killing 14 and wounding 47 in the attack using a bomb filled with  shrapnel.

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St. Petersburg suicide bomber Akbarzhon Dzhalilov

In addition to blowing himself up on a train near Sennaya Ploshchad station, the Russian authorities have further confirmed that  Dzhalilov also planted a device later defused by police at the Ploschad Vosstaniya Metro station.

According to a statement from The Russian Investigative Committee,

“The conclusion of DNA testing and CCTV footage suggest that it was the same individual who carried out the explosion and had left a bag with an explosive device on the Ploschad Vosstaniya station”.

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