Russia: FSB thwarts string of terror plots, including two in Moscow


Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has prevented a series of terrorist attacks in Moscow, as well as in the Kabardino-Balkaria and Astrakhan Regions. Two terrorists were detained, and another six were eliminated, the FSB Public Relations Center told TASS on Monday.

A Russian national was apprehended in Moscow, who was plotting simultaneous attacks against the public with the use of firearms and knives with his co-conspirator in the Astrakhan Region. The latter was eliminated after armed resistance. “On July 1, in cooperation with the police, a member of an international terrorist organization, a Russian national, who was planning to detonate an improvised explosive in public places in Moscow, was detained,” the FSB said.

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Source: TASS