FSB foils terror plots in Russia, 7 detained

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As reported by a Russian news agency citing FSB, the gunmen were planning to carry out “high-profile terrorist attacks using self-made explosive devices.”

FSB foils terror plots in Russia, 7 detained

Today, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has said that Seven Islamic State terrorist group members have been detained in the city of Ekaterinburg in the Urals Region.

The FSB said that the terrorist group had been preparing terror acts in Moscow and St. Petersburg.  Recently, the leader of the terrorist group came to Russia from Turkey.

According to the FSB, members of the terror group planned to flee to Syria after terror acts in Russia’s two largest cities, as well as the Sverdlovsk Region, where the city of Ekaterinburg is located.

As reported by a Russian news agency citing FSB, the gunmen were planning to carry out “high-profile terrorist attacks using self-made explosive devices.”

The report said that the authorities also found IED components, electric detonators, hand grenades, handguns and texts materials of terrorism.

The FSB also stated that the detained terrorists in the terror cell were citizens of Russia and some Central Asian countries.

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