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Terrorist attack in St. Petersburg. Kyrgyz MFA empowered to state

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic officially says that information appeared in a number of media that Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, suspected of committing a terrorist attack at a subway station in St. Petersburg on April 3, 2017, is a «citizen of Kyrgyzstan" is untrue. The official statement was made yesterday by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

It is specified that according to available information, Akbarzhon Dzhalilov was born on April 1, 1995 in the city of Osh, an ethnic Uzbek, who had incomplete secondary education.

It should be noted that Akbarzhon Dzhalilov has never had a passport of a citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic, since in 2011, after reaching the age of 16, he obtained a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation in accordance with his application and the application of his father, a Russian citizen, and from that time he permanently resided in the territory of the Russian Federation.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, at present, the competent bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic provide all-round assistance to law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation in the investigation of this case.

The attack occurred in the northern capital of the Russian Federation on April 3.