Published April 25, 2011
MINSK, Belarus – The Belarusian health ministry says the death toll from a subway bombing in Minsk two weeks ago has risen to 14.
The ministry said a 41-year-old man died in the hospital early Monday.
The blast on April 11 was the first deadly bombing in the tightly-controlled ex-Soviet nation of 10 million.
Authorities have arrested five suspects, including a man in his mid-20s accused of placing the bomb on the platform of Minsk's busiest subway station. Investigators said they do not know yet who ordered the bombing.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has ordered prosecutors to interrogate opposition activists over the bombing, and the prosecutor general has threatened to "bring order" to the Internet, the last outpost of free speech in Belarus.