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Russia says metro bomber funded by 'international terrorists' in Turkey: RIA

Russia says metro bomber funded by 'international terrorists' in Turkey: RIA
FILE PHOTO: Suspect over the recent bombing of a metro train in St. Petersburg Abror Azimov attends a court hearing in Moscow. Photo: Reuters
Published: 11:10 PM, April 20, 2017
Updated: 12:05 AM, April 21, 2017

MOSCOW - Russian investigators said on Thursday that the man suspected of detonating a bomb on the St. Petersburg metro earlier this month had received money from an "international terrorist group" in Turkey, the RIA news agency reported.

Fourteen people were killed in the attack.

Russia's Investigative Committee said Akram Azimov, the brother of the suspected organizer of the attack, had transferred money from Turkey to the suspected bomber, Akbarzhon Jalilov, RIA reported. REUTERS