A Kyrgyzstan native using a Russian passport is behind the deadly St. Petersburg attacks. The toll has risen to 14 deaths and over 60 injuries.
The primary federal law enforcement organization known as the Russia Investigative Committee says Akbarzhon Dzhalilov was the man that set off the bomb on a subway.
DNA also found by experts in a bag at the metro station in Vosstaniya Square. They found the bomb with more power there as well, defusing it shortly after Monday’s explosion.
The CCTV footage and genetic link made investigators think Dzhalilov blew himself up and planned to bomb the station at Vosstaniya Square.
The Kyrgyz government discovered that Dzhalilov is an Osh native with Russian citizenship. He previously living in Russia since 2011 when he got citizenship.
However, some signs show that he was not acting alone. Investigators were looking into another woman and man from Central Asia, but nothing has been confirmed.
No groups are claiming to be responsible for Monday’s attack, and no information points to extremist groups being behind the suicide bombing.
An Investigative Committee spokeswoman, Svetlana Petrenko, says they have identified the man responsible for the explosion, but they are unable to release any further information at this time.
Central Asian authorities, who are mostly Muslim, say IS is recruiting hundreds of fighters in that area. In the northern region, IS is also gaining thousands of fighters.
Monday’s explosion left 64 injured and 14 dead. The injured include citizens from Uzbekistan, Ukrainians, Tajikistan, Latvia, and Belarus.
IS members have sent threats to carry out Russian attacks to retaliate against the Syrian conflicts, among many other reasons.
While he wouldn’t confirm any details on the investigation, Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov said it’s not right to portray their intervention in Syria for the reason behind the attack