Blast in Russia's Saint Petersburg injures four

29 December, 2017, 01:10 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • Investigators work at the site of the blast in a Perekrestok supermarket in Saint Petersburg | Olga Maltseva  AFP via Getty Images

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

"You know that yesterday a terror attack was conducted in St. Petersburg", Putin said.

Officials said 13 people were injured Wednesday when an improvised explosive device went off at a storage area for customers' bags at the supermarket in St. Petersburg.

The Egyptian foreign ministry's statement renewed Egypt's call for the need to unite global efforts to fight terrorism and its funding resources. Investigators said the device contained 200 grams (7 ounces) of explosives and was rigged with shrapnel to cause more damage.

Police said the blast occurred in a supermarket northeast of the city centre, with sources telling Russian agencies that the exploding object was traced to a storage locker.

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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.

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

The Kremlin said the arrested suspects had planned to bomb the city's Kazan Cathedral and other crowded sites.

"Don't take any prisoners, liquidate the bandits on the spot", Putin said during remarks at a televised ceremony with veterans of Russia's military campaign in Syria.

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