A SUSPECT accused of helping to prepare the St Petersburg metro bombing has been detained near Moscow, Russian security officials say.
Abror Azimov, who was born in 1990 and is from Central Asia, was held in Odintsovo district west of the capital.
He is the ninth person to be detained in connection with the attack, which killed 14 and wounded more than 50 earlier this month.
It was carried out by Kyrgyz-born Russian Akbarzhon Jalilov, 22, Russia’s Federal Security service (FSB) said.
The impoverished, predominantly Muslim countries in Central Asia are seen as fertile ground for Islamic extremists. Thousands of their citizens are believed to have joined the Islamic State group.
The other eight people detained in connection with the attack — six in St Petersburg and two in Moscow — are also from Central Asia.
SOURCE: newsnow worldnews