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Suspect in St Petersburg blast reportedly Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen

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By Seamus Kearney
Suspect in St Petersburg blast reportedly Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen

<p>As the hunt goes on for whoever was responsible for the deadly metro blast in St. Petersburg, media reports are naming the main suspect being hunted.</p> <p>The Interfax news agency quoted the Kyrgyzstan security service as saying the suspect is a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen.</p> <p>The <span class="caps">GKNB</span> agency is also quoted by the Reuters news agency as naming the suspect as Akbarzhon Jalilov, saying he was born in Kyrgyzstan.</p> <p>The current country of residence of the suspect is not yet clear.</p> <p>Jalilov is said to be a 22-year-old born in Osh, but no other details have been released. </p> <p>The explosion on Monday on a metro train in the centre of St. Petersburg killed 11 people and wounded at least 45.</p>