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Russia names the man behind St Petersburg train bombing

By Irina Titova

A suicide bomber born in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan was behind a blast on the St Petersburg subway that killed 14 people, Russian investigators have said.

He was named as Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen who turned 22 just two days before the attack on the train in which 14 people were killed.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Monday's attack on the train, which came while President Vladimir Putin was visiting the city.

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