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    A view of a corridor with the door to apartment 109 rented by Akbarzhon Jalilov, the main suspect in a suicide bombing that took place on April 3, in St.Petersburg, Russia April 5, 2017.

    Evidence Seized in Apartment Searches of Suspected Metro Bomber's Contacts

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    Evidence in the investigation of this week's deadly St. Petersburg metro bombing has been seized during searches at residences linked to the suspected bomber, the Russian Investigative Committee said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said Akbarzhon Jalilov's communications and acquaintances are being looked into.

    "As part of this work, several citizens of Central Asian republics who contacted Jalilov were identified. Objects of importance to the investigation were found, seized and sent for investigation during searches in an apartment where these people lived," Petrenko said.

    On Monday, an explosion occurred in St. Petersburg in a subway train car on the stretch between the Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut metro stations. Another blast that was supposed to take place on the Ploshchad Vosstaniya station was prevented by bomb technicians.

    The explosion claimed the lives of at least 14 people, 55 others remain in hospitals, some are in critical condition.

    The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal investigation into the suspected terrorist attack in the St. Petersburg metro but it is also following other leads.

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