Experts work to identify the type of explosive used in the attack, says the Investigative Committee

A criminal case has been launched in the death of the daughter of prominent Russian philosopher and political commentator Aleksandr Dugin, the Investigative Committee announced on Sunday morning, adding that a car bomb is suspected as the cause.

The woman, 30-year-old Darya Platonova, has been officially confirmed as a victim of the explosion outside the Russian capital, the agency said in a statement.

According to investigators, an explosion ripped through his Toyota Land Cruiser around 9 pm local time on Saturday while he was driving near the village of Bolshie Vyazmy in the Moscow region.

Presumably, an explosive device detonated inside the vehicle, which then caught fire. “The female driver, who was behind the wheel, has died at the scene,” the Investigative Committee said.

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