Akbarjon Djalilov has been identified by authorities as the young man who was responsible for the death of 14 people, following a horrific attack on the Russian subway.
Recent reports say it’s believed Akbarjon Djalilov had ties with ‘radical Islam’ and he is believed to have died in the explosion.
Akbarjon Djalilov, now described as a suicide bomber, set off the bomb in the carriage of the Saint Petersburg metro on Monday. The blast occurred “as the train was travelling between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations.”
Akbarjon Djalilov also spelled Akbarzhon Jalilov, was a Russian citizen, he was only 22-years-old.
Some news agencies say he was born in Osh in 1995. Osh is the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan, is a predominantly Muslim central Asian state of 6 million, is Russia’s close political ally and hosts a Russian military airbase.
Akbarjon Djalilov made himself blow-up to pieces at the Saint Petersburg metro, not without leaving a second bomb behind.
Russia’s Investigative Committee added a second bag was found at a different station but was defused by authorities.
He was identified through his DNA, that was matched to a bomb left at a second metro station.
According to News Sky, the second device was found at Vosstaniya Square, a station that is a major transfer point for two Metro lines and also serves the rail line to Moscow.
That second bomb, which was disguised as a fire extinguisher, was filled with shrapnel and was allegedly more than three times the size of the first explosive.
Cameras captured Akbarjon Djalilov carrying the deadly bomb as he made his way to the train in a backpack –before he injured forty-five people and killed 14 in the blast.
After the blast, which took place on Monday afternoon at about 2.40 p.m. –the entire St. Petersburg subway system was shut down and evacuated.
shocking images from the scene showed bandaged and bloodied bodies being carried from the station where the train came to a stop.
While Russian officials labeled the bombing a terrorist attack, no one has claimed responsibility, and until now, it’s not clear whether the attacker was tied to ISIS.