FSB detained 10 militants who planned terrorist attacks in Moscow and St. Petersburg
Officers of the Federal Security Service (FSB) supported by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs have detained ten terrorists who had planned to commit terrorist attacks in public places in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
"The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation supported by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and in cooperation with foreign partners from the Republic of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan has suppressed the activity of an interregional terrorist group consisting of natives of the Central Asia region, who had planned to commit a series of resonant sabotage and terrorist acts in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg using automatic weapons and improvised high-power explosive devices," RIA Novosti reports citing a FSB message.
Four homemade bombs stuffed with shrapnel, initiators, firearms, ammunition, and communications equipment has been seized from the militants. The FSB added that the detainees are currently confessing to having contacts with the leaders of the Islamic state terrorist organization (ISIS, banned in Russia) in the Middle East. According to the department, the militants have also confessed to their purposes, accomplices, and a base of supporters, both in Russia and abroad.