Putin orders Russian agents to 'liquidate bandits' after terror attack injures 10

Katrina Barker
December 29, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the explosion at the Perekryostok supermarket on Kondratyevsky Avenue in St. Petersburg on December 27 a terrorist attack.

Earlier this month, Putin called U.S. President Donald Trump to thank him for Central Intelligence Agency information that helped prevent a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg.

At least 10 people have been injured by an explosion at a supermarket in St Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city and the site of a deadly subway bombing earlier this year.

Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee said it was coordinating the search for suspects, and a criminal investigation had been launched.

This photo provided by the Information Centre of the Russian National Antiterrorism Committee shows the damage inside a supermarket after an explosion, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017.

Russian news agencies have quoted St. Petersburg's branch of the Emergencies Ministry, saying that a device containing 200 grams of explosives went off today at the storage area for customers' bags.

A motive has yet to be determined, and no one has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack.

Storage boxes at all Perekrestok supermarkets in St. Petersburg were removed following the attack.

The Russian head of state said he instructed the FSB chief to act "decisively" against returning terrorist fighters who threaten the lives of security officials. The suspect was seen on security camera footage leaving a backpack that detonated later inside a locker room at the store.

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