Saint Petersburg mall bomber arrested

The man who set off a bomb blast at a Saint Petersburg supermarket on December 27 leaving 13 injured was arrested on Saturday during a special operation by the Federal Security Service (FSB). The suspect is being questioned, said a spokeswoman for the Russian Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko. Footage posted online by local media showed a man in a green hooded sweatshirt enter the supermarket with a backpack and leave without it a short time afterwards. The homemade bomb was placed in a locker. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Earlier this month, an alert from America’s CIA helped FSB prevent a massive terror attack on a key Orthodox cathedral in Saint Petersburg.