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Apr 4, 2017 | 06:29 GMT

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Russia: Metro Bombing Suspect A Kyrgyz-Born Russian Citizen

The main suspect in the April 3 metro bombing in St. Petersburg, Russia, is a Russian suspect of Kyrgyz origin, according to Kyrgyzstan's State National Security Committee, AKIpress reported April 4. The report supports an earlier report by St. Petersburg-based Channel Five TV, which circulated a photo of the suspect — 22-year-old Jalilov Akbarjon Akramjanovich — and said he was a Russian national from Kyrgyzstan. According to Interfax, Russian security services made an official request to their Kyrgyz counterparts with help identifying the suspect, who is believed to have carried the explosive device into the subway in a rucksack and reportedly has links to radical Islamic groups banned in Russia. The blast killed 11 people and injured more than 40 others.

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