How to avoid recurrence of terrorist attacks

 How to avoid recurrence of terrorist attacks

Law enforcement conducted a searche in the apartment where Akbarzhon Jalilov, the suspected perpetrator of St. Petersburg terrorist attack, was living. "The place of residence of Jalilov on St. Petersburg's Grazhdansky Prospekt station has been searched: no suspicious items, including elements of explosive devices were found," a source familiar with the situation told Interfax. "This suggests that Jalilov had accomplices who gave him an improvised explosive device."

Chairman of the Civic Chamber's Commission for the Development of Public Diplomacy and Support for Compatriots Abroad, Elena Sutormina, noted that today no country is immune to the threat posed by international terrorism: "Now ISIS is being pressured, some militants are returning to their countries, so we need to strengthen prevention measures. We must intensify explanatory work. Now it is being done in higher educational institutions, but citizens also should pay attention to people living next to them. If these are suspicious individuals, then they need to report it to law enforcement agencies."

Elena Sutormina considers incorrect the idea to remove attendants of the metro's escalators: "They just need to involve younger employees. The human factor is very important, people are needed to observe. Patrols, dog handlers with dogs do serve a purpose, because dogs smell explosives. Yes, it is expensive, but taking into account the situation, it needs to be preserved. Attendants also should be more active.

On April 3, around 14:40 Moscow time, there was an explosion in a tunnel between Tekhnologichesky Institut and Sennaya Ploshchad stations of the St. Petersburg metro. An improvised shrapnel-packed explosive device was activated. According to latest data, 14 people were killed as a result of the terrorist attack.

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