Suspected organizer detained in St. Petersburg metro attack

Suspected organizer detained in St. Petersburg metro attack

Suspected organizer detained in St. Petersburg metro attack

A Turkish security official says the suicide bomber accused of the deadly attack on the subway in the Russian city of St. Petersburg was deported from Turkey in 2016.

He is the ninth person to be detained in connection with the attack, which killed 14 and wounded more than 50 earlier this month.

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), cited by RIA news agency, identified the detained man as Abror Azimov, born in 1990, from ex-Soviet Central Asia. The group includes another 8 people, all of them coming from Central Asia.

Djalilov's DNA had been matched to a bomb left at a second metro station defused by authorities.

The suspected, according to the investigation, prepared suicide bomber Akbarzhon Dzhalilov.⁠.

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There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack.

Numerous previous attacks were aimed at progressing separatist causes in Russia's North Caucasus, including movements in Chechnya and Dagestan.

On April 3, an explosive device went off in a subway train auto when the train was moving from Tekhnologichesky Institut station to Sennaya Ploshchad station.

Two suspects in the St Petersburg bombing have already been detained in the same Moscow suburb. In 2002, Chechen rebels killed 170 hostages in a theater in the capital, Moscow.

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