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April 18, 2017  17:25

Russia detains one of St. Petersburg terror attack organizers

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained one of the suspected organizers of the terrorist attack in the St. Petersburg subway on April 3.

STEPANAKERT, APRIL 18,  ARTSAKHPRESS: The FSB Public Relations Center informed TASS that "the Russian Federal Security Service detained in the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region today one of the organizers of the investigated crime, a native of the Central Asian region, Azimov Abror Akhralovich, born in 1990 who trained suicide bomber, Akbarzhon Jalilov, as part of the criminal case opened by the Russian Investigative Committee over the terrorist attack in the St. Petersburg subway."

FSB officers have seized a service pistol from the suspected mastermind of a terrorist attack on the St. Petersburg metro as he was apprehended, as shows a FSB footage received by TASS on Monday.

Judging by the video, the suspect was detained near a railway station in Moscow region’s Odintsovsky district west of Moscow.

One of the officers asked the man whether he realized what was going on. "Yes," he answered. Then a combat pistol was removed from a rear trouser pocket, and two smartphones were also seized from the suspect.

The source reminds that St. Petersburg subway blast killed 14 passengers and the man who set off the explosive device, while 102 people were injured. Currently 38 wounded continue to receive hospital treatment.

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