(Daily Mail, Australia), 6 April 2017 - Three people have been arrested over suspected links to the suicide bomber who attacked St Petersburg’s subway.
Police found live bombs in the apartment of the suspects, who are from Kyrgyzstan - the same Central Asia region as the 22-year-old bomber Akbarzhon Dzhalilov.
Dzhalilov blew himself up on a busy subway line on Monday, killing himself and 13 others and wounding over 50 people.
Investigators believed the men were Dzalilov’s accomplices, a source told the Interfax news agency.The Federal Security Service experts defused a self-made explosive device at the apartment.
The materials used in the explosive device found on Thursday matched those used by militants in Syria, Fontanka.ru reported. Residents were evacuated from the building before experts were sent in to secure the scene and defuse the bomb. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said between 5,000 and 7,000 people from Russia and other former Soviet republics were fighting alongside the Islamic State group and other militants in Syria.