Russian Federation security agency uncovers IS attack plot, detains 2

Lester Mason
September 1, 2017

Russia's FSB intelligence agency said Thursday that it had detained two men from ex-Soviet Central Asia who were plotting to carry out stabbing and suicide bomb attacks in Moscow.

Earlier one of the detainees published a video in which he addressed Islamic State terrorists (IS, formerly ISISISIL), according to the FSB.

Police work on the site of a knife attack in the center of Surgut, Russia, on August 19, 2017. Similarly, in the second individual's home high-powered home-made explosive devices and components for their manufacture were seized.

They planned to carry out terrorist attacks in Moscow and the surrounding region on Friday when the academic year starts in Russian Federation. The subject confessed to the authorities his desire to commit a suicide attack.

"In this appeal he pledged allegiance to terrorists". The FSB said the man was going to carry out a suicide bomb attack. He has published a video statement on the Internet pledging loyalty to the ISIS, a terrorist organization banned in Russian Federation and internationally.

The FSB Investigative Department looking into pressing criminal charges against the detained suspects on counts of plotting a terror attack, participating in the activity of a terrorist organization, and illegally trafficking weapons and explosive devices. "Information on contacts with this organization's recruiters and instructions for the planned crime were found on his mobile phone", FSB said", wrote TASS.

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