The head of the FSB acknowledged the lack of work on prevention of terrorist attacks
FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov recognised that the prevention of terrorist attacks in Russia did not fully meet the existing threats. He stated this at a meeting of the National antiterrorist Committee.
“However, the investigation showed in the St. Petersburg metro, the work still does not fully meet the basic challenges,” Bortnikov was quoted by the RIA Novosti news Agency.
According to the Director of the FSB, to strengthen counter-terrorism Russia should strengthen cooperation with foreign partners and to increase the efficiency of information exchange. Bortnikov added that help to combat the infiltration of militants in Russia will help additional measures of border regime on the border.
The explosion in the subway of Saint-Petersburg took place on the afternoon of 3 April. In one of the cars of the train, which was on the stretch between the stations “Sennaya Ploschad” and “Tekhnologichesky Institut-2”, was blown up by a suicide bomber. The victims of the incident were 14 people, including the bomber.
In addition, an unexploded improvised explosive device was found at “Vosstaniya Square”. According to investigators, the executor of the attack was a native of Kyrgyzstan Akbarjon Jalilov born in 1995. The man first hid a mail bomb to the “Vosstaniya Square” and then was blown up in the car.
As told Bortnikov, in the investigation of the attack was detained eight alleged members of terrorist cells. Six of them were in St. Petersburg, two in Moscow. All the detainees are natives, immigrants from Central Asia.