Intelligence knew about the impending attack — “Kommersant”

Intelligence knew about the impending attack — “Kommersant”

Investigators had information about preparation of a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg, but it was incomplete, writes “Kommersant”. It provided the Russians who collaborated with the country banned organization “Islamic state”. Detained after returning from Syria, the informant occupied the lowest rung in the hierarchy of terrorists, but still knew some spies, sent to Russia and kept in touch with them the telephone.

Last: the Number of victims of explosion in the subway of St. Petersburg has grown to 14 people, the terrorist Attack in the subway of Saint-Petersburg+7 (812) 299-99-99Телефон trust of EMERCOM of Russia in St.-Petersburgerstrasse+7 (495) 983-79-01Справочная EMERCOM of the Russian Federation+7 (499) 216-99-99Единый helpline MOE РФ3 April about 14:40 GMT on the stretch between the stations “Institute of Technology” and “Sennaya Ploschad'”, Saint-Petersburg subway explosion occurred in the train. 11 people died on the spot, three more died from wounds in hospitals of the city.

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The terrorists used bought on the market SIM card, not tied to real people. Investigators organized the wire, hoping to reach the fighters and learn their plans, but to disclose the entire network they did not. After the explosion in the subway security services blocked the identified phone numbers, depriving the entire group.

Perhaps this warned triggering the second explosive device found at the station “Ploschad Vosstaniya” under one of the stalls in about 20 minutes after the explosion. His discovery told in the regional Department of the FSB. Presumably, the second by without any contact, would have panicked and to withdraw from their design, just leaving the bag with the bomb under the bench.

Found device design was similar to the triggered bomb as buildings used empty metal automotive fire extinguishers. Several similar bombs were exploded in Dagestan in 2010, According to preliminary estimates of experts, the power of explosive devices made from 300-500 grams of TNT.

According to unofficial information, the investigation has already received a picture of one of the suspects in the terrorist attack. The camera on the entrance to the subway was recorded by a bearded man, identified by several witnesses. According to them, it is alleged, entered the train at the station “Technological Institute” and placed at the door of a backpack with a bomb, jumped out of the car moments before the train’s departure. Previously voiced theory that the terrorist act committed suicide.

The explosion in the subway in Saint Petersburg

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Tecnologica now. #Explosion

— Nikita Pavlov (@pavlov_plov) 3 APR 2017

Explosive device in the St. Petersburg metro was striking elements, media reported

— RIA Novosti (@rianru) 3 APR 2017

The power of the explosions were small — 200 and 300 g in a trotyl equivalent, the Source TASS

— Rustem Adagamov (@adagamov) April 3, 2017

The scene of the explosion. Online

— Ilya Varlamov (@varlamov) 3 APR 2017

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