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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