Russia: Officials identify St. Petersburg bomber as a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen; death toll rises to 14

Source: Los Angeles Times

“The intelligence agency in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday identified a suspect behind Monday’s deadly bombing on the St. Petersburg subway as a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen. Russia’s health minister has raised the death toll from the blast to 14. Officials previously said 11 been killed and more than 40 wounded. … In the past two decades, Russian trains and planes have been frequent targets of attack, usually blamed on Islamic militants. Neither authorities in Russia nor in Kyrgyzstan have specified whether the attack was a suicide bombing or whether the bomber got away.” (04/04/17)