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St. Petersburg: Russia identifies Kyrgyz suicide bomber
April 4, 2017, 2:22 pm

Flags flew half mast in Russia as the country mourned at least 14 killed in the St. Petersburg suicide bombing [Xinhua]


The death toll from the St. Petersburg metro bombing rose overnight Tuesday to 14 with dozens dead as investigators identified a 22-year-old Kyrgyz male as the bomber.

Using closed circuit TV footage and DNA samples from human remains, security services were able to identify Akbarzhon Dzahilov as the suicide bomber who set off the explosion on the metro train between the

He was also identified as he left another explosive device in the Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station. That bomb was later defused by security services.

Officials in Kyrgyzstan confirmed Dzahilov as the bomber and said he had moved from their territory to Russia where he became a Russian citizen.

The bombing was swiftly condemned by world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel who called it a barbaric act.

In a press conference late Monday afternoon, European Union Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini pledged European support for Russia.

US President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin and condemned the terrorist attack, pleding US support for the Kremlin as it pursued and brought terrorists to justice.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

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