TEHRAN, April 4, YJC - Security services in Kyrgyzstan said a national of the Central Asian state has been behind an explosion which left over a dozen people dead in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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(YJC) - A spokesman for Kyrgyzstan’s security services identified the suspect as "a Kyrgyz national Akbarjon Djalilov... born in 1995,” AFP reported.
"It is probable that he acquired Russian nationality,” the source added.
The Russian Investigative Committee said it was investigating an "act of terror,” but added it would look into all other possible causes of the explosion, which killed 14 and injured almost 50 others.
he blast ripped through a subway train traveling between St. Petersburg’s Sennaya Ploshad and Technological Institute stations. The Kremlin has stated that the incident has "all the hallmarks of an attack.”
Following the blast, the city’s metro system was closed down as police found and defused another explosive device in another station.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that the attack highlights the need for joint efforts against global terrorism. "(This tragedy in St Petersburg) once again shows the importance of stepping up joint efforts to combat this evil," RIA Novosti quoted Lavrov as saying on Tuesday.