Rus­sia se­cu­rity agency un­cov­ers IS at­tack plot

Truro Daily News - - WORLD -

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.

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