Russia security agency uncovers IS attack plot
MOSCOW — Russia’s top domestic security said Thursday it has detained two suspects from ex-Soviet Central Asia accused of plotting attacks on civilians in Moscow on behalf of the Islamic State group.
The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said the suspects were preparing to launch the attacks today, the beginning of the school year in Russia.
The agency said one of the suspects was planning to carry out a suicide bombing. It said a powerful homemade explosive device was found at his apartment.
Another man was preparing to attack civilians with an axe and put out a video statement pledging adherence to the IS. The suspect had contacted IS recruiters and received instructions from the group, the FSB said.