Putin: St. Petersburg supermarket blast was act of terror

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a blast that ripped through a St Petersburg supermarket Wednesday and injured shoppers was an act of terrorism. Putin was speaking at an awards ceremony in the Kremlin for Russian military servicemen and women who served in Syria. He added, “Recently, the Federal Security Service prevented another attempted terrorist act.” Putin said the security situation in Russia would be much worse if thousands of Russian citizens who had fought with Islamic State in Syria had been allowed to return home.

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