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Petersburg, Russia, subway blast kills 10, injures 50

Petersburg, Russia, subway blast kills 10, injures 50

Russian authorities detained several people in St Petersburg on Thursday after finding an explosive device in one residential building and said they were investigating suspected accomplices of the man behind this week's deadly metro bombing.

Russia's top criminal investigation agency said the three suspects are all from the same region as the attacker - the Soviet Central Asia area.

Thousands of people have gathered outside a St. Petersburg subway station to commemorate the victims of a suicide bomb blast that killed 13 train passengers and wounded about 50.

The identification of Kyrgyz-born Akbarzhon Jalilov as the bombing suspect stoked fears of police action targeting migrants from Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Six Central Asian nationals were detained Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Russia, on suspicion of facilitating terrorist activities and recruiting their compatriots for terrorist groups, Russian authorities said.

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The discovery of the explosives raises the possibility that a string of bomb attacks was being planned in the city involving a group of plotters.

Kyrgyz authorities have so far failed to turn up evidence of links between Jalilov and Islamist radicals, sources in the capital, Bishkek, and in Osh told Reuters. Remains of the bomber are now being subjected to DNA testing, Interfax said.

There were two bombs planted at the subway, only one exploded.

The Eiffel Tower will remain dark overnight to honor the victims of the St. Petersburg bombing, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said in a tweet that carried the hashtag #NousSommesUnis (We Are United).

Investigators said they had searched a flat as part of their inquiry and that "objects relevant to the investigation" were found.

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The Kremlin spokesman says intelligence agencies will look into the fact that Monday's subway blast in St. Petersburg happened while President Vladimir Putin was in town.

The foreign ministry of the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan says a Kazakh citizen was among the 14 killed in Monday's blast on the St. Petersburg subway.

Expressing grief on loss caused by the blast, Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari, in a message, he said that terrorism was a threat to all pluralist and open societies and we needed to act together for dealing with this menace.

The parents of Dhzalilov have arrived in St. Petersburg for questioning.

The explosion occurred in midafternoon as the train traveled between stations on one of the city's north-south lines.

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Vasilyeva reported from Moscow.

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