Russian Officials Identify Suicide Bomber Who Killed 14 on Subway


Suspect is a naturalized Russian citizen from Kyrgyzstan.

Yesterday, an explosion on a subway train in St. Petersburg, Russia, killed 14 people and hospitalized 49 more.

Russian officials today have identified the suicide bomber as Akbarjon Jalilov, 22, from Kyrgyzstan using “genetic traces” left on a bomb that authorities defused at another subway station.

Suspected St Petersburg bomber identified as Kyrgyz-born Russian

The man suspected of killing 14 people in a bombing on the St Petersburg underground has been identified as Akbarzhon Jalilov, a Russian citizen born in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan. A second device was found and defused shortly after the blast that occured around 2.30 pm on Monday.