The suspect behind a deadly terrorist attack yesterday on a St. Petersburg subway station in Russia was a 23-year-old man from a former Soviet republic in central Asia who had links to Islamist radical groups, the Newser website reports today (April 4, 2017).
Officials in Kyrgyzstan have identified the suspect as Akbarzhon Jalilov, a Russian citizen born in the city of Osh.
Officials say the death toll from the attack has now reached 14, with some 50 others injured by a bomb that exploded on a train in St. Petersburg.
A second bomb left at a different station failed to explode. Investigators believe Jalilov also planted that device before blowing himself up on the train.