ON THE SPOT

Putin Tells Agents to ‘Liquidate Bandits’ After Terror Attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced a new “take no prisoners” approach for the country’s Federal Security Service agents in the wake of a supermarket bombing in St. Petersburg on Wednesday night that injured 10 people. In the face of a threat to officers’ lives, Putin said, agents should plan “to act decisively, not to take any prisoners, to liquidate bandits on the spot.” Putin made the remarks during a televised ceremony Thursday. The bombing in St. Petersburg was just the latest in a string of attacks tied back to Islamist extremists in Russia’s second-largest city, Bloomberg News reports.