Russia Confirms Bombing Was A Suicide Terror Attack
Russia’s Investigative Committee released a statement saying it had found the remains of Akbarjon Djalilov, the Kyrgyz-born Russian, behind the Monday subway attack in St. Petersburg, Russia. The incident which left 14 people dead, and dozens more facing injuries.
As per a Kyrgyz Intelligence official, “Kyrgyz GKNB and Russian FSB work very closely but, in this case, all other info will come out of Moscow, as Djalilov is a Russian citizen only.”
The subway station which sees on average 2 million riders every day, felt the explosion, around mid-afternoon, at 2:40 pm local time. Witnesses of the bombing described the scene as chaotic -“There was a jolt and a loud bang, sparks,” said Andrei Shurshev, 22, who happened to be in the car right next to the one where the bomb exploded.
The subway station since then has been reopened.
Vladimir Putin, who was in St. Petersburg at the time of the incident, was quick to declare this a potential act of terrorism.
“The causes are not yet clear, and so it’s still early to talk about that, the investigation will show,” Putin said. “But, naturally, we always examine all versions, ordinary and criminal — above all, incidents of a terrorist character.”
Closer to home, President Trump, whom has faced constant attacks and criticisms with regards to his alleged relationship with Russia & Putin, called the attack “Terrible. Terrible thing. Happening all over the world. Absolutely a terrible thing,”
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