Published: Tue, April 18, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

Russian investigators question new suspect over metro bombing

Russian investigators question new suspect over metro bombing

However, there was no evidence that they were in any way linked to the suicide attack in St Petersburg.

RUSSIA'S FSB security service is holding a suspected organizer of last month's bombing of the St Petersburg metro that killed 14 people and injured dozens more, it said yesterday.

Azimov Abror Akhralovich, 27, a native of the Central Asian region, was detained near Moscow and brought to the Russian Investigative Committee, the service said in a statement.

Fourteen people were killed and more than 50 wounded when Kyrgyz-born Russian Akbarzhon Jalilov detonated the device.

Authorities identified the bomber as Akbarjon Djalilov, 22. Now, there are 38 people hospitalized, and majority with wounds from splinters of the bomb. The FSB described him in a statement as one of the organisers of the attack, who had trained Jalilov, RIA reported.

Russian Federation was once a hotspot for terror attacks, but the country has experienced relatively few in recent years.

The other eight people detained in connection with the attack - six in St Petersburg and two in Moscow - are also from Central Asia.

In 2010, two female suicide bombers linked to the Chechen insurgency blew themselves up at two Moscow metro stations, killing 40.

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