Death Toll in Russian Subway Bombing Raised to 14
The Fellowship | April 3, 2017
As Stand for Israel reported yesterday, a terrorist attack was carried out in the Russian Metro system. The Times of Israel reports that 14 people are dead, while dozens more were wounded, in the explosion that rocked a train in St. Petersburg:
Russia’s health minister raised the death toll from Monday’s blast on the Saint Petersburg subway to 14.
Veronika Skvortsova said in a televised briefing on Tuesday that 11 people died on the spot, one died in an ambulance and two at the hospital. Forty-nine people are still hospitalized, Skvortsova said.
Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee for National Security said in a statement that one suspect behind the bombing is a Kyrgyz-born Russian national it identified as Akbarjon Djalilov. The Kyrgyz intelligence agency said Russian authorities informed them about the man, aged between 21 and 22, but they were not aware of his specific role in the bombing. The intelligence agency said it is cooperating with Russian authorities to help the investigation.
Authorities have not specified whether the attack was a suicide bombing or whether the bomber got away. The Interfax news agency on Monday said authorities believe the suspect was linked to radical Islamic groups and carried the explosive device onto the train in a backpack.
Within two hours of the blast, authorities had found and deactivated another bomb at another busy station, the anti-terror agency said…
Please join us in prayer for those who were injured in this heinous attack, as well as for the loved ones of those whose lives were lost.