August 18, 2018

#StPetersburg supermarket bombing was terrorism, says Putin

02 January 2018, 09:06 | Rodolfo Wallace

Vladimir Smirnov TASS

Vladimir Smirnov  TASS

The Federal Security Service (FSB) detained on Saturday an individual suspected of organizing and conducting a bombing that injured 13 people in Russia's second largest city.

Russian investigators immediately began to work with the suspect, who is now being interrogated, according to a separate statement by the Investigative Committee.

The suspect told investigators he had been motivated by "hatred toward the organizers and participants" of mindset training sessions he used to attend, the committee said without providing further detail. Eight people remain in hospital.

The extremist group Islamic State (IS) had claimed responsibility for the bombing through its Amaq news agency on December 29. It was carried out by a Russian citizen born in Kyrgyzstan.

Putin emphasized that Russia's two-year military campaign in Syria helped avert more terror attacks by eliminating militants who threatened Russian Federation.

Gunman among two dead in California's long beach law firm shootout
During the investigation, authorities learned that Mendoza reportedly shot 75-year-old Major Langer in the torso. The site is about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles in Long Beach, a city of about 460,000 people.

Delhi fog: 20 flights, 64 trains delayed
The landings can take place with a visibility of 50 metres, however, for take-off, a minimum visibility of 125 metres is required. Many tweeted photos of the overcrowded domestic terminal where passengers could be seen sitting on floors and staircases.

Computer outage at customs causes major travel headache at JFK Airport
During the outage, "alternative procedures" were used to process global passengers, according to the agency. Travelers entering the US from overseas posted photos on social media of long lines at John F.

Mr Putin described the attack as an "act of terror", adding that security services had been ordered to "act decisively" and "liquidate" armed militants on the spot if they put up resistance.

Firefighters and police officers work at the site of a blast in a supermarket in Saint Petersburg on December 27, 2017.

Putin's 2015 decision to begin a military intervention in Syria's conflict on the side of President Bashar al-Assad has made Russian Federation a priority target for jihadist groups.

Also earlier this month, Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump to thank him for what the Kremlin described as a Central Intelligence Agency tip that prevented more bombings in St. Petersburg, Putin's hometown.

The power of the unidentified explosive was equivalent to 200 grams of TNT, officials said.

Other News

Trending Now

Mourinho takes swipe at Scholes over Pogba criticism
Scholes singled out Paul Pogba , the club's record signing, after his anonymous performance in the weekend draw with Southampton . Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba admits a positional switch at halftime inspired victory at Everton yesterday.

James Harden leaves game vs. Lakers with leg injury
The Lakers responded to their air-clearing team meeting by losing a third straight game by double figures and their fifth overall. They have coughed up 112 or more points in four of their last five games as they have lost their way on that end of the floor.

Mystery writer Sue Grafton dies in Santa Barbara
Her father was an attorney and mystery writer, the Internet Movie Database said . "I cried when I read your courageous post". Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Grafton stayed tied to her roots, dividing her time between a home there and in California.

Giants request interviews with Patriots' Matt Patricia, Josh McDaniels
The Giants hired Gettleman as their general manager last week, and he will have input in the coaching search. The Broncos were 3-9 when he was canned in 2010, just one win better than McAdoo's 2-10 Giants this season.

Texas police search for missing girls, 14 and 7
Police are now looking for 7-year-old Luluvioletta Mariposa Bandera-Magret and 14-year-old Lilianais Victoria Cake Griffith. Miles, 44, is 6-feet 2-inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, has hazel eyes, wears glasses and has a beard.

'Wolf moon', the first supermoon of 2018, to rise tonight
NASA described last month's supermoon, Monday's and the one coming at the end of the month as a sort of trilogy of supermoons. The first of the two supermoons will appear in the sky on New Year's Day, and the second one will be glowing on January 31.

Pakistan Foreign Minister meets Prime Minister Abbasi after Trump's barb
Donald Trump said the U.S. had foolishly given Pakistan more that billion in aid since 2012. "No more!" he tweeted Monday morning. He further accused Islamabad of harbouring the terrorists that the USA was hunting in neighbouring Afghanistan.

2 in custody in connection with Troy murders
White and Mann were brought in for police questioning on Friday, 29 December and arraigned the following morning. Mann, 24 are charged with with 1 count of Murder 1st degree and 4 counts of Murder 2nd, according to police.

America Ferrera and husband Ryan Piers Williams are having a baby
They first met after Williams cast Ferrera in his student film while at the University of Southern California . The couple recently celebrated their 12th anniversary together in June with a trip to Ireland.

Pakistan to release 146 Indian fishermen on January 8: FO
The agreement states that both countries will release the names of the prisoners twice a year (January 1st and July 1st). Earlier today, Pakistan shared the list of total number of Indian prisoners languishing in its jails with India.