Tuesday, April 4, 2017

St. Petersburg Terror Bomb Attack -- News Roundup April 4, 2017

Reuters: Russian metro bomb suspect a Muslim born in central Asia: investigators

A Russian suicide bomber originally from mainly Muslim Kyrgyzstan detonated the explosives in a St Petersburg train carriage that killed 14 people and wounded 50, authorities said on Tuesday.

The suspect had radical Islamist links, Russian media cited law enforcement officials as saying, raising the possibility Monday's attack could have been inspired by Islamic State, which has not struck a major city in Russia before. So far, no-one has claimed responsibility for the blast.

Kyrgyz officials identified the suspect as Akbarzhon Jalilov, born in the city of Osh in 1995, and Russian officials confirmed his identity, saying he had also left a bomb found at another metro station before it went off.

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St. Petersburg Terror Bomb Attack -- News Roundup April 4, 2017

St. Petersburg bombing: what we know so far -- TASS
St Petersburg attack: What we know -- BBC
St. Petersburg Bomber Said to Be Man From Kyrgyzstan; Death Toll Rises -- NYT
Russian Investigative Committee Names 22-Year-Old St. Petersburg Suicide Bomber -- Sputnik
St Petersburg metro bomber 'from Kyrgyzstan' -- BBC
St. Petersburg attacker was likely born in Kyrgyzstan -- DW
St Petersburg metro bombing suspect 'from Kyrgyzstan' -- Al Jazeera
St. Petersburg bombing suspect from Kyrgyzstan; death toll now 14 -- UPI
St. Petersburg Subway Bomber ID’d as Akbarzhon Jalilov from Kyrgyzstan -- NBC
St Petersburg metro bombing a possible suicide attack -- BBC
Officials: St. Petersburg subway blast was suicide attack -- AP
St Petersburg explosion: Subway blast was suicide attack, Russian investigators say -- ABC News Online
Death toll from St. Petersburg metro blast rises to 14: Ria -- Reuters
‘Terrorism must be defeated’: Trump offers condolences to Putin over St. Petersburg attack -- RT
Anger as Berlin refuses to light Brandenburg Gate in Russian colors after attack -- Reuters
St. Petersburg's Sennaya Ploshchad metro station reopens after closure: RIA -- Reuters
Trust in humanity restored: How St. Petersburg united in face of terrorism -- RT
St Petersburg Copes With Aftermath of Subway Terrorist Attack -- Sputnik
Russia’s deadliest terror attacks of the decade -- TASS

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