The Dallas Morning News

8 arrested in Russia subway bombing


MOSCOW — Eight members of extremist cells have been arrested in connection with last week’s deadly bombing on a subway in St. Petersburg, Russia’s intelligen­ce chief said Tuesday.

The suicide bombing in Russia’s second-largest city killed 13 passengers and injured dozens of others.

Akbardzhon Dzhalilov, a 22-year old Kyrgyz-born Russian, has been identified as the bomber. Russian authoritie­s have not outlined his possible links to extremist groups but a law enforcemen­t official told the Tass news agency that investigat­ors were checking informatio­n that he may have trained with the Islamic State group in Syria.

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