The individual responsible for the explosion that rocked the St. Petersburg metro on Monday has been identified.
According to authorities, Akbarzhon Djalilov, 22, had ties to radical Islamist groups.
ISIS hasn’t officially claimed the bombing, but days before it happened they posted a picture that suggested there would be violence in Russia.
The Russian Investigative Committee claimed that Djalilov’s DNA matched DNA found on the bomb.
“Criminalists found his DNA on a bag with a bomb left at the Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station,” the committee explained in a statement, adding that surveillance footage also contributed to their conclusions.
“The causes are not yet clear, and so it’s still early to talk about that, the investigation will show,” Putin said at the time. “But, naturally, we always examine all versions, ordinary and criminal — above all, incidents of a terrorist character.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
One Islamic State group supporter claimed that the attacks were the work of the terrorist group and were retaliation for Russia supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s fight against the Islamic State group and other rebel groups in Syria.
The terrorist organization also recently circulated a poster showing a jihadi blowing up the Kremlin, accompanied by the message “Kill them where you find them,” according to Breitbart.
It is time for every country to join together and take the fight to ISIS. We can no longer stand for this kind of despicable behavior.