Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Horrific PHOTOS: Nail bomb kills 11 in #StPetersburg metro attack

These are the first images of the carnage inside the St Petersburg metro train blown up by a bomber named as a Russian citizen from former Soviet state Kyrgyzstan.
An injured passenger is helped by emergency services outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following an explosion in atrain carriage at a metro station in St. Petersburg
At least 14 people were murdered and 50 injured in the blast and horrifying pictures show bodies, blood and wreckage strewn across the carriage of the train blown up between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya metro stations in Russia's second city.
Russian citizen Akbarzhon Jalilov, 22, who was born in Kyrgyzstan, has been named by security services as the suspected attacked who also planted a second device hidden in a fire extinguisher that failed to explode.
It is unclear whether the attack was a suicide blast or whether the bomber got away. 
This morning, the city's transport bosses closed four stations, including Sennaya Ploschad, and called in emergency services following an anonymous call warning of another attack.
CCTV images of the suspect in Monday's bombing have been released, showing him in a red Parka jacket, wearing glasses and a dark green beanie hat and carrying a rucksack on his back through the Metro. 
Another CCTV image shows him walking along the street with both his fists clenched - potentially because he was clutching the trigger for his bomb. Police believe he has close links to radical Islamists.
Jalilov's home country of Kyrgyzstan, which borders Kazakhstan and China in central Asia, is predominately Muslim and has seen up to 500 citizens travel to Syria to join ISIS. Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were also born there. It was the last of the Soviet republics to declare independence in 1991.
Shocking: The horrifying pictures show bodies, blood wreckage and debris strewn across the carriage of the train, which was hit by the blast while travelling between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya metro stations. 14 people were murdered
Horrific: The St Petersburg metro train was ripped apart after a nail bomb exploded inside yesterday - 50 were injured by the nail bomb
A man crawls away from the train as bloodied passengers attempt to save those injured in the subway in St Petersburg, Russia
A woman crouches over a man who has been injured in the blast as they are surrounded by carnage and blood
An injured person walks outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station with a blood-drenched coat and red hands
A woman with a bandaged head is carried on a rescue blanket away from the massacre at the metro in St Petersburg


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