The man believed to have unleashed a suicide bomb attack on a subway train in St. Petersburg, Russia, killing more than a dozen people, was identified Tuesday as a 22-year-old born in Kyrgyzstan.
Akbardzhon Dzhalilov aka Akbarzhon Akramzhanovich Jalilov was named as the killer by Russia’s Investigative Committee.
Detectives said they also found his DNA on a bag holding a second bomb in a nearby subway station — which crews defused before it could explode.
Akbardzhon Dzhalilov : Suicide bomber at St.Petersburg Subway Blast
It is also unclear whether he acted alone or was part of a greater plot, but multiple sources confirmed to People’s Pundit Daily they believe he had ties to Islamic terror groups. Most Central Asian migrants in Russia have work permits or work illegally. That said, Russia has willingly given thousands citizenship over the past decades and refused calls to impose visa restrictions.
There were two bombs filled with shrapnel planted at the subway, but only one exploded. The unexploded device was rigged with up to 2.2 pounds of explosives, Russian media reported. The one bomb exploded as the train was traveling between Sennaya Ploshchad and Technology Institute stations.