Cerwyn Moore

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Police officers with a dog are seen through a train carriage window at the Sennaya Ploshchad metro station which is closed due to an anonymous bomb threat in Saint Petersburg, Russia, 04 April 2017. Police officers are on high alert after an explosion hit a metro train on 03 April between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institute stations. The explosion resulted in the deaths of at least 14 people and the wounding of dozens of others. An anti-terror investigation is underway. EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV

The April 3 bombing on the St Petersburg metro was the highest-profile terror attack on Russian soil since a suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport in January 2011. According to Russia’s National Antiterrorism Committee, at least 14 people were killed and 49 injured by an improvised explosive device; further casualties were prevented when a second device was disarmed at another station. Days later, another bomb was found and defused in a residential building.

The prime suspect is reportedly Kyrgyzstan-born Russian citizen Akbarzhon Jalilov, who was identified on CCTV and died in the attack.

The use of explosives and the success of the attack despite heightened security measures – President Putin was in St Petersburg at the time, and national newspapers Izvestiya and Kommersant both reported that the security services had advanced warning that an attack was planned – makes it unlikely he acted alone.…  Seguir leyendo »