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 Russia's Investigative Committee identifies St. Petersburg metro bomber

The Investigative Committee of Russia has named the terrorist responsible for the explosion on the St. Petersburg metro on April 3.

Censor.NET reports citing the Investigative Committee press service.

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"Investigators have identified the man who set off an explosive device at a metro car in Saint Petersburg. His name is Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, 22. Criminalists found his DNA on a bag with a bomb left at the Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station," the message reads.

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"Conclusions of DNA tests and CCTV footage give the investigators enough reason to presume that the man who committed the terrorist attack in the metro car was the one who had left the bag with the bomb at the Ploshchad Vosstaniya station," the press service adds.

At around 2:40 p.m. on April 3, a blast occurred at the Tekhnologicheskiy Institut station, in the center of Russia's second city. According to official data, nine people were killed, 43 injured, including one child. The National Antiterrorist Committee of Russia reported another improvised explosive device was found and defused at the Ploshchad Vosstaniya station.

Russia's Investigative Committee described the explosion on the St. Petersburg metro as a terrorist attack, not excluding other versions.

Two people have been declared wanted as suspects in the attack. A three-day mourning has been announced in St. Petersburg.
 
 
 
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