New reports confirm the suicide bomber in St. Petersburg was indeed a jihadist
, and may have had connections with Islamic State:
The suspected perpetrator of a suicide bombing in a St Petersburg subway station Monday had ties to radical Islamist groups, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.
The Interfax report drew on a law enforcement source who also said that that an investigation of the blast scene suggested that a suicide bomber was responsible for the explosion that killed 14 people and injured 49 more.
Kyrgyzstan’s security service GKNB identified the suspected bomber as Akbarzhon Jalilov, a 22-year-old Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen. The GKNB also said that the Islamic State may have been involved in the terror attack.
Kyrgyzstan was a Soviet republic until it gained its independence in 1991. The mostly Muslim country with a population of some six million is a close political ally of Russia. Kyrgyzstan’s security services said they are “maintaining contact with the Russian secret service for further investigation.”
If they're supposedly a "close ally", they shouldn't be considered so any longer. Giving them independence from Russia when they're under Islamic influence will not ensure gratitude, and the Religion of Peace they go by is exactly what led to this tragedy.
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