Russia metro bombing suspect says he was unwitting accomplice

Wednesday, 19 Apr, 2017

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrested another suspect linked to the 3 April bomb attack on a metro station in St. Petersburg that killed 14 and injured more than 100 passengers.

On April 3, an explosive device went off in a subway auto of the St. Petersburg metro system as the train was en-route between Tekhnologichesky Institut and Sennaya Ploshchad stations.

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained one of the suspected organizers of the terrorist attack in the St. Petersburg subway on April 3, TASS reports.

The suspect was born in 1990 and is from ex-Soviet Central Asia.

Abror Azimov is believed to have trained Jalilov ahead of the suicide bombing, Russia's Tass news agency reported. Russian media has previously reported that the bomber made a phone call to Moscow before the attack.

A suspect arrested in Russian Federation on Sunday has admitted he was behind the St Petersburg metro bombing that killed 14 people, Russian Federation media say. According to FSB, Azimov prepared alleged suicide bomber Akbarzhon Dzhalilov.

Seven other ethnic Central Asians have been held by police in both St Petersburg and Moscow.

Shocking: The horrifying pictures show bodies, blood wreckage and debris strewn across the carriage of the train, which was hit by the blast while travelling between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya metro stations.