The Telegraph says: “No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack and the suspect’s motives remain unclear.”
The Telegraph, like other establishment media outlets, is a wretched propaganda sheet determined to mislead the public into thinking that Islamic jihad terror is not as much of a problem as it actually is.
“Who is St Petersburg bombing suspect Akbarzhon Jalilov?,” by James Rothwell, Telegraph, April 4, 2017:
Russia’s investigative committee has named the St Petersburg metro bomb attacker as Akbarzhon Jalilov, a 22-year-old man from the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan.
The confirmation came after Kyrgyzstan’s security services, who said they are “maintaining contact with the Russian secret service for further investigation,” named Jalilov as a suspect this morning.
Earlier Russian investigators refused to confirm the report, saying that although they have established the identity of the attacker, whose remains they found at the scene of the blast, it would be “premature” to name the suspect publicly.
Who is he?
Akbarzhon Jalilov was born on April 1, 1995. Kyrgyzstan’s security services say he is from the city of Osh.
Unconfirmed reports in local media say he moved to St Petersburg with his parents in 2011, and remained in the city after they later returned to Osh.
Very little is known about Jalilov’s background before he carried out the attack.
Unconfirmed reports in Russian media said he worked for some years as a sushi chef in a St Petersburg restaurant and was a martial arts fan, citing a profile on Vkontakte, a Russian social network.
CCTV images of the suspect, provided by police to Russian television channels and redistributed by Reuters, show a young man in a red parka and carrying a rucksack walking through a metro station.
Where is he from?
Kyrgyzstan, a mountainous former Soviet republic sandwiched between Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and China, is a Muslim-majority country closely allied with Russia.
Jalilov is an Uzbek, not Kyrgyz name. Osh, the city the family comes from, was the scene of bloody clashes between Kyrgyz and Uzbek communities in 2010. Some have speculated the family moved to escape the violence, and might provide a clue to his path to radicalization.
Why did he do it?
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack and the suspect’s motives remain unclear.
Russia’s Interfax news agency cited law enforcement sources saying Jalilov was linked to known Islamist extremists – but it offered no details….