Moscow, April 12, 2017
Another victim of last week’s terrorist attack in the St. Petersburg metro died today. The victim was injured when a bomb exploded in one of the cars of the city’s subway system, and had been in serious condition in the Military Medical Academy clinic.
The total number of victims has reached fifteen, including the suicide bomber, St. Petersburg Vice-Governor Anna Mityanina told Interfax. The suicide bomber was 22-year-old Kyrgyzstani Akbarzhon Dzhalilov. He moved to St. Petersburg after middle school but returned to Kyrgyzstan for a month in February of this year, “and came back a completely different person. He became taciturn and withdrawn. Law enforcement agencies believe A. Dzhalilov was recruited by extremists,” a source told Interfax-Religion.
The name of the fifteenth victim has not yet been disclosed.
In all, there have been 102 recognized victims of Dzhalilov’s April 3 terrorist attack on the subway. A second explosive device was found at Vosstaniya Square Station and was neutralized.
Eight people, all from Central Asia, have been detained in the case. Parts of explosive devices and weapons were found in their homes, although all the detainees deny their guilt in the attack.