The FSB announced the detention of terrorists who were preparing terrorist attacks in Moscow and St. Petersburg
The Federal security service announced the arrest of members of the terrorist group that was planning terrorist attacks in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Detainees are associated with grouping “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation). They have found guns and four powerful homemade bombs to carry out attacks “in places of a mass congestion of people”. The detention took place in two major cities in Russia, in cooperation with the security forces of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
The group included 10 natives of the Central Asian countries, reports “Interfax” with reference to the message of the FSB.
It is reported that the arrests were employees of the interior Ministry, as well as partners from two countries of Central Asia – Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. According to the report, the result of 12 Nov operational-search measures and investigative actions in Moscow and St. Petersburg detained 10 terrorists.
“They have discovered and seized four improvised explosive device
large capacity, stuffed with striking elements, means
initiating, firearms, ammunition, and tools
relations”, – stated in the message TSOs FSB.
“Detainees give a confession about contacts with the leaders
MTO “ISIS” in the middle East, the terrorist
aspirations, as well as in respect of associates and posobnitsey base as
the territory of the Russian Federation and abroad”, – said in
In late October, the IG has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Nizhny Novgorod: there are two suspects killed during a large-scale special operation, during which was surrounded by a residential neighborhood. In their car found the explosives.