Bombing at the supermarket in St. Petersburg was an act of terrorism, says Vladimir Putin

3 months ago pratyush shukla 0

Bombing at the supermarket in St. Petersburg was an act of terrorism and if necessary, the security forces whose lives were threatened by terrorist suspects should shoot the terrorist, said Russian President Mr. Vladimir Putin.

On 12th December, Mr. President has announced “the Partial withdrawal of Russian military from Syria”. Today, at an awards ceremony in the Kremlin for Russian personnel who served in Russia’s Syria campaign, which was an anti-terrorist operation for eliminating threats of both countries.

St. Petersburg supermarket bombing
Supermarket after blast in St Petersburg, Russia

Mr. Putin said,”St. Petersburg supermarket bombing was a terrorist attack.”

13 shoppers were injured when this homemade bomb was exploded in Perekrestok supermarket chain.

Investigators have opened a criminal case into this blast. “The bomb was hidden inside a bag in a locker where shoppers leave their belongings and the criminal is said to have a Non-Slavic appearance and has been caught on CCTV” as told by Russian Media.

Till now no terrorist group has taken responsibility for this attack.

Russia is being repeatedly targetted by terrorist organizations, recently in April attack on St Petersburg’s underground metro system killed 14 peoples.After an explosion tore through a train carriage in a metro tunnel in St Petersburg’s. The metro attack was an act of suicide bomber of al Qaeda. Russian police detained several suspects in that attack from mainly Muslim states in ex-Soviet central Asia

Mr. President said that” this month Russia has prevented another attack on  Kazansky Cathedral.”  He also mentioned that attack was prevented by FSB security service which he used to handle before becoming President.

While speaking to many of the army officers in Kremlin, Mr. Putin mentioned that Russia’s intervention in Syria has prevented many terrorist attacks, and also has shifted the conflict in favor of  Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

Russian officials said that many people from states in ex-Soviet central Asia and from  Muslim-majority North Caucasus region of Russia have traveled to Syria and Iraq to fight ISIS.

“If terrorists would have won in Syria they would have continued to attack all other countries with new and advanced forces,” said Mr. Putin. ” What would have happened if those thousands of people returned to us from Syria, with more people and good weapon training?”