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on April 4, 2017 in World News

Saint Petersburg Suicide Bomber Tied to Radical Islamists

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. The suspected perpetrator of a suicide bombing in a St Petersburg subway station Monday had ties to radical Islamist groups, according to the Russian news agency Interfax. The Interfax report drew on a law enforcement source who also said that that an investigation of the blast scene suggested that a suicide bomber was responsible for the explosion that killed 14 people and injured 49 more.  Kyrgyzstan’s security service GKNB identified the suspected bomber as Akbarzhon Jalilov, a 22-year-old Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen. The GKNB also said that the Islamic State may have been involved in...

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. The suspected perpetrator of a suicide bombing in a St Petersburg subway station Monday had ties to radical Islamist groups, according to the Russian news agency Interfax. The Interfax report drew on a law...

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