There has been much speculation in yesterday’s attack in St Petersburg, Russia by many reporters and news outlets, the latest news reports in say there may have been a suicide attack as death toll rises to 14 this morning and 50 injured, including children.
News reports first said authorities were searching for two suspects, but the Interfax news agency later said unspecified sources as saying police now think the bomb was the work of a suicide bomber linked to “radical Islamists”.
St Petersburg is Russia’s president Vladimir Putin hometown, Putin visited his hometown at the time of the blast, the president said the investigation is underway.
No one claimed responsibility of the attack yet, blood was spattered all over between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya metro stations in Russia’s second biggest city.
Officials say Russian citizen Akbarzhon Jalilov, 22, who was born in Kyrgyzstan is the latest suspect, the man was seen by CCTV footage walking nervously and making fists.
Jalilov’s birth country is a Muslim majority country and the Boston Marathon bombers were born in Kyrgyzstan, ISIS has taken in 500 fighters from Kyrgyzstan.
A fire extinguisher was also used as a bombing tool which failed to explode and was later defused by officials.
Uber and Taxi drivers offered free rides to the victims and other who tried to flee the scene.
President Donald Trump released a statement that Trump offered his support for Russia.
“President Trump offered the full support of the United States government in responding to the attack and bringing those responsible to justice,” the statement said.
White House readout of tonight's Trump-Putin call pic.twitter.com/1hDCWDnrbF
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) April 4, 2017
More updates to come.
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