2017 Saint Petersburg Metro bombing

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2017 Saint Petersburg Metro bombing
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Saint Petersburg Metro station Tekhnologichesky Institut - the explosion occurred in the tunnel between it and Sennaya Ploshchad station.
Location On a Saint Petersburg Metro train between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Coordinates 59°54′59″N 30°19′07″E / 59.91639°N 30.31861°E / 59.91639; 30.31861`
Date 3 April 2017 (2017-04-03)
14:40[1] (EEST (UTC +3))
Target Civilians
Attack type
suspected suicide bombing[2]
Weapons Shrapnel bombs
Deaths 14 (12:27 04.04.2017)[3]
Non-fatal injuries
51[4][5]
Assailant Akbarzhan Jalilov

On 3 April 2017, an explosion took place on the Saint Petersburg Metro between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations. Nine people were initially reported to have died, and later two more died from their injuries.[6][7][8] At least 45 others were injured in the incident.[9][10][11]

The explosive device was contained in a briefcase. A second explosive device was found and defused on a train at another metro station.[7]

Attacker[change | change source]

Investigators stated on 3 April 2017 that they believed the attack was a suicide bombing and identified a Central Asian as the suspected perpetrator.[12] Some reports identified the suspect as Maxim Arishev, a 22-year-old immigrant from Kazakhstan,[13][14] while others stated the suspect was a 23-year-old native of Kyrgyzstan with Russian citizenship with links to international militant groups. The next day, the suspected perpetrator was named as Akbarzhan Jalilov, a Russian citizen born in Kyrgyzstan.[15] It was the first terrorist attack in the history of the Saint Petersburg Metro system.

References[change | change source]

  1. "'Мы начали ехать, я увидел взорванный вагон': что писали очевидцы о взрыве в Петербурге" ['We started moving, I saw a blown up train car': what did eyewitnesses write about an explosion in Petersburg]. TASS. ТАСС информационное агентство. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  2. Denis Pinchuk. "Eleven killed in suspected suicide bombing on Russian metro train". Reuters. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  3. http://tass.ru/proisshestviya/4151387
  4. http://www.rbc.ru/rbcfreenews/58e30b659a79477e894ba411
  5. The list of injuries on MChS site
  6. MacFarquhar, Neil; Nechepureneko, Ivan. "Explosion in St. Petersburg Metro Kills at Least 10". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Взрыв в метро Санкт-Петербурга: погибли 10 человек" [Explosion in Metro St. Petersburg, killing 10 people]. BBC Russia (in Russian). 3 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  8. "В петербургской больнице скончались двое пострадавших при взрыве в метро" [Two injured in the explosion in the subway died in the St. Petersburg hospital]. ria.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  9. "St Petersburg metro explosions kill ten - media". BBC. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  10. "At least 10 people may have been killed by Russia metro blast: TASS". Reuters. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  11. "Explosion in St. Petersburg Metro, fatalities confirmed (GRAPHIC IMAGES)". Russia Today. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  12. "St Petersburg Metro explosion: police suspect suicide bombing after at least 11 killed by underground blast". The Telegraph. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  13. "Terror in St. Petersburg metro bomb: 11 dead, 45 injured". TGCOM24. Mediaset. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  14. "Общественный транспорт Петербурга 4 апреля будет работать в особом режиме" [Public transport of St. Petersburg on April 4 will operate in a special mode]. Fontanka (in Russian). 4 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  15. "St Petersburg metro bombing suspect 'from Kyrgyzstan'". BBC News Online. Retrieved 4 April 2017.