SINT - Almost three weeks after the bombing in St. Petersburg's metro station, the death penalty was raised to sixteen. A severely wounded woman died at the hospital, a Russian metropolis official said on Friday.
Among the dead is also the suspected assailant, a 22-year-old man from Kyrgyzstan in central Asia. His home-made bomb exploded on April 3 in a subway station in St. Petersburg. The Russian authorities regard the attack as an Islamic terrorist act. The suspected brain behind the suicide attack was arrested this week near Moscow.