St Petersburg attack: Suspect ‘admits planning blast’

A suspect arrested in Russia on Sunday has admitted he was behind the St Petersburg metro bombing that killed 14 people, Russia media say.

Abror Azimov, who was born in 1990 and is reported to be from Kyrgyzstan, had “fully confessed” to organising the blasts, his lawyer told Russian media.

He is the ninth person to be detained in connection with the 3 April attack, which was carried out by Kyrgyz-born Russian Akbarzhon Jalilov, 22.

The blast left over 50 people injured.

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