The Interfax news agency cited an unidentified law enforcement official as saying that the suspected suicide bomber is believed to have left the larger bomb at Vosstaniya Square before blowing himself up on the train using the first bomb, which he carried in a backpack.
ST PETERSBURG BOMBER’S BODY PARTS FOUND IN METRO WRECKAGE
A RUSSIAN CITIZEN, BORN IN KYRGYZSTAN, IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN THE BOMBER WHO KILLED 14 PEOPLE ON AN UNDERGROUND TRAIN.
A man from Central Asia has been identified as being behind two bombs on the St Petersburg Metro, as investigators found parts of the suspect’s body in the wreckage.
The first bomb was detonated on a train between Sennaya Square and Technological Institute, two busy stations in the centre of the Russian city on Monday afternoon.
At least 14 people were killed and dozens were injured in the suicide attack.
Security services in Kyrgystan named the bomber as Akbarjon Djalilov, who was born in the country’s second city of Osh and had Russian citizenship.
Russia’s anti-terror agency said that less than two hours later, a second bomb was found and deactivated at Vosstaniya Square, a station that is a major transfer point for two Metro lines and also serves the rail line to Moscow.
That bomb, which was disguised as a fire extinguisher, was filled with shrapnel and more than three times the size of the first explosive.