Suicide Bomber Targets Russian FSB Office, At Least Six Injured

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Suicide Bomber Targets Russian FSB Office, At Least Six Injured

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On December 11th, an explosion occurred near the building of the regional department of the Russian security service – FSB in Karachay-Cherkessia

It was reportedly caused by a suicide bomber.

Initial reports said that only two people were injured.

After that, the number was updated to six people injured, with varying degrees of severity.

An Interfax source said that according to preliminary data, an unknown man committed the explosion, and he died in it.

Allegedly, the explosion was staged by a suicide bomber who drove up to the scene in a car. After leaving the car, an unknown person burst into the courtyard and rushed to the service personnel who were on the territory, after which an explosion thundered.

Suicide Bomber Targets Russian FSB Office, At Least Six Injured

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The scene is cordoned off, operational and investigative services follow, the source added.

Another source told Interfax that the incident took place in the village of Uchkeken.

Suicide Bomber Targets Russian FSB Office, At Least Six Injured

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“We have received information about cotton near the entrance to the FSB department at 157A Bazarnaya Street,” said the source.

Various versions of what happened are being considered. According to the source, the unknown who blew himself up at the entrance to the FSB department could belong to one of the extremist groups.

“According to preliminary data, the man shared the views of extremist groups and gangs underground,” said the agency’s source.

He added that before the explosion, the attacker approached a group of security officials at the entrance to the FSB building and blew himself up shouting “Allah Akbar”.

On December 5th, the FSB opened a criminal case after an, initially unknown individual, set fire to a police department in the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

A citizen born in 1989 was detained on suspicion of committing a crime. It was reported that he came at night to the police department in the village of Shalinskoye, Mansky District, and threw a Molotov cocktail through the window of the building, but there was no fire. The suspect was detained. Nobody was injured as a result of the attack.

The FSB is quite active in impeding any attempts of recruitment for the ranks of terrorists groups, as well as is frequently arresting those attempting to gather funds and bankroll terrorist organizations. It should be reminded that incident such as this one are quite rare in Russia, and the CSTO, as a whole, mostly due to these efforts.

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