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Likely Suspect in St Petersburg Blast is Kyrgyz-Born Russian Citizen

An injured person is helped by emergency services outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages at metro stations in St Petersburg, Russia. (Photo: Reuters)

An injured person is helped by emergency services outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages at metro stations in St Petersburg, Russia. (Photo: Reuters)

Monday's blast on board a metro train in St Petersburg killed 11 people and wounded 45.

Bishkek: The likely suspect in a deadly blast in the Russian city of St Petersburg is a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen, Kyrgyzstan's security service said on Tuesday.

A spokesman for the GKNB security service identified the suspect as Akbarzhon Jalilov, born in the city of Osh in 1995. He provided no other details.

Kyrgyzstan, a predominantly Muslim Central Asian nation of six million, is Russia's close political ally and hosts a Russian military airbase.

Monday's blast on board a metro train in St Petersburg killed 11 people and wounded 45.

first published:April 04, 2017, 11:57 IST