YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenian authorities said on April 26 that they have identified the main suspect in a bus explosion in Yerevan that killed two people.
Armenia’s Investigative Committee said a SIM card found at the scene of the April 25 blast belonged to an Armenian who had served time in prison and that they found explosives and detonators at his home in a search.
They did not name the suspect and his whereabouts are unknown, but officials said it is possible the suspect was one of the two people killed in the blast.
Identification of one of the bodies, which is said to have been disfigured beyond recognition, is now under way using DNA analysis.
Meanwhile, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has ordered police to tighten security after the massive blast in Yerevan, which killed two passengers and wounded seven others.
Armenia’s Emergency Situations Ministry said the explosion occurred at nearly 10 p.m. local time on April 25 on Halabian Street, a residential area near the city center.