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Friday, 7 April 2017

Eight Suspects Detained in St Petersburg Metro Bombing Case


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On Monday, the SK RF reported detention of eight men suspected of involvement in the St Petersburg Metro bombing. SK RF media contact Svetlana Petrenko told reporters:

We detained as many as six people in cooperation with the FSB and the police in St Petersburg and we detained another two people in Moscow. The detainees are Seifulla Khakimov, Ibragibzhon Yermatov, Dilmurod Muidinov, Bakhram Yergashev, Azamzhon Makhmudov, Makhamadyusuf Mirzaalimov, Shokhista Karimova, and Sodik Ortikov. We discovered an explosive device similar to the one found on Ploshchad Vosstaniya St Petersburg Metro station, handguns, and munitions in the suspects’ apartments.

Investigators plan to ask the court to authorise the suspects’ arrest. A suicide bomber set off an explosive device Monday afternoon on a train moving from Technological Institute station towards Sennaya Ploshchad station on Line 2 (Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya) of the St Petersburg Metro system. The explosion claimed the lives of thirteen people and left another 55 wounded. Somewhat later, cops found and defused one more explosive device in Ploshchad Vosstaniya station.

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