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EURASIA >Likely suspect in St Petersburg blast is Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen

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The likely suspect in a deadly blast in the Russian city of St. Petersburg is a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen, Kyrgyzstan's security service said on April 4.
   
A spokesman for the GKNB security service identified the suspect as Akbarzhon Jalilov, born in the city of Osh in 1995. He provided no other details.
   
Kyrgyzstan, a predominantly Muslim Central Asian nation of six million, is Russia's close political ally and hosts a Russian military airbase.
   
The blast on board a metro train in St Petersburg on April 3 killed 11 people and wounded 45.  

April/04/2017

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