Russia subway bomber identified as Kyrgyz man

Felicite Anouilh
Avril 4, 2017

St. Petersburg, like Moscow, is home to a large diaspora of Central Asian migrants who flee poverty and unemployment in their home countries for jobs in Russia. Russia, of course, went into Syria, where they've been combating ISIS in theory, although many would say that they're also supporting the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

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"He extends his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the government and the people of the Russian Federation", Dujarric said. A bomb blast tore through a subway train deep under Russia's second-largest city Monday, k.

"Then I take my earphones off, I look around (and I see that) the station is full of smoke", Chirochkin said. He offered his condolences to the families of those killed. Other agencies in St. Petersburg gave differing numbers for the injured.

Russian officials haven't said if Jalilov was the suicide bomber or played a different role.

The last confirmed attack was in October 2015 when ISIL fighters downed a Russian airliner heading from an Egyptian resort to St Petersburg, killing all 224 people on board.

2009: At least 28 killed when a high-speed rail link between Moscow and St Petersburg was hit by a suicide attack.

A blast inside a train on the subway claimed 14 lives and injured dozens.

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Russian investigators have described it as a suspected "act of terror" but they have given few details.

Even further back, conservatives hailed Ronald Reagan's description of the Soviet Union as "an evil empire".

Earlier, Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security identified a suspect as Kyrgyz-born Russian Akbarzhon Dzhalilov.

The attack occurred as Putin was visiting the city to address a media forum and meet the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

Suicide bombers targeted a train station and a trolley bus in Volgograd.

The entire subway system in the city of five million was shut down and evacuated before partial service resumed six hours later. The device was defused by a bomb squad.

In a statement, the Kremlin said Mr Trump had also asked Mr Putin to convey his support for the Russian people and that Mr Putin had thanked his American counterpart for the expression of solidarity. She said that it began to shake. Petersburg train on Nov. 27, 2009 that left 26 dead and 100 injured.

The initial reports coming in say that the blasts occured apparently at the Sennaya Ploshchad station.

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The press office of the local emergency situations ministry said on Tuesday they received a call about a bomb at the Sennaya Square station. He continued onto the next station as advised.

Witnesses said the blast spread panic among passengers, who ran toward the exits of the station, which is 40 meters (130 feet) underground.

Nataliya Maksimova, who was running late for a dentist appointment, entered the subway near the explosion site shortly after the blast.

Pensioner Vyacheslav Veselov said he had seen four bodies at the station. No group has taken credit for the attack.

St. Petersburg city officials said there were 50 casualties, but noted the total was still preliminary. In a recent Time magazine article titled, "Moscow Cozies Up to the Right", Alex Altman and Elizabeth Dias reported on Russia's efforts to build ties with America's Christian conservatives and the gun lobby. A second bomb was found and deactivated.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, which comes after the Islamic State group called for attacks on Russia in retribution for its military intervention in Syria fighting against the jihadists.

Kyrgyzstan security services said Tuesday the attack was staged by a "suicide bomber" named Akbarjon Djalilov, a naturalised Russian citizen born in southern Kyrgyzstan in 1995.

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