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Investigators identify Central Asians who had contacts with subway blast suspect

April 06, 2017, 12:39 UTC+3

The eplosion in St. Petersburg has claimed at least 14 lives

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MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. Investigators have identified persons who contacted with St. Petersburg subway bombing suspect Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, Russian Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko told TASS on Thursday.

"As part of a criminal probe into the St. Petersburg terror attack, the Russian Investigative Committee’s Main Department for High-Profile Investigations is working jointly with operative teams of the FSB [the Federal Security Service] and the Interior Ministry on the contacts and the circle of acquaintances of Akbarzhon Dzhalilov who triggered an explosive device in a metro train car on April 3. As part of this work, investigators have established the identity of several citizens of Central Asian republics who contacted with Dzhalilov," the Investigative Committee spokeswoman said.

During the searches at the places where these persons lived, "investigators found items important for the investigation. All of them were seized and sent for study," she said.

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