Putin to Security Forces: 'Liquidate' Terror Suspects

Vladimir Putin is running for re-election as Russia's president, and one thing he apparently wants to make clear to citizens is his stance on terrorism. He got that chance Thursday while commenting on Wednesday's supermarket explosion in St. Petersburg, which injured at least a dozen people and has been deemed a terror attack by Putin, ABC News reports. 

Per the New York Times, Putin said that while security agents should work "within the limits of the law," he has given the go-ahead to those agents to "act decisively" and "take no prisoners" during such attacks and to "liquidate the bandits on the spot" if they resist arrest or otherwise put agents' "lives or health" at risk. Bloomberg reports Putin's remarks came during a televised awards ceremony with Russian military troops who battled in Syria.

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