Russia thwarts Islamic State group terror plot

Russia thwarts Islamic State group terror plot
At least five people were arrested by the FSB in connection with the plot, according to Russian state media.
1 min read
25 November, 2020
Footage released of the raid showed a suspect being arrested [Getty]

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) on Wednesday said it had thwarted a terror plot planned by Islamic State group members in the Moscow region.

"Russia's FSB has thwarted activities of a cross-regional IS cell, participants of which intended to conduct subversive terror attacks in the Moscow region," the FSB said a statement to reporters.

Security forces in the Vladimir region arrested one citizen of a Central Asian state and seized a home-made explosive, along with other items and documents. 

Footage released from the operation shows officers detaining a suspect, as well as a suspected explosive device being disarmed by a robot.

State news agency TASS said in a report that at least five people were arrested.

Wednesday's raid comes a month after another suspected IS operative was arrested in the Moscow region.

The FSB said the man was found in possession of an explosive device, a revolver, an IS flag and communications with other suspected plotters.

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