Serbia detains terrorist prepping Putin assassination

Serbia detains terrorist prepping Putin assassination

Police patrol spotted a backpack that had a precision rifle inside it. A search in the apartment of the suspect revealed an arsenal of weapons and all the components for an explosive device.

Armin Alibashich, a 21-year-old Wahhabi, was arrested in Serbian Novi Pazar. He is suspected of preparing a terrorist attack during the President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Belgrade scheduled for January 17. According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the suspect was stopped on January 14 by a police patrol, who had spotted a backpack that had a precision rifle inside it. The police and the Serbian Information Security Agency searched his apartment and revealed an arsenal of weapons and all the components for an explosive device, as well as ISIS symbols.

Slavish Krstic, the Serbian head of the MIA department for the safety of foreign persons and delegations, said, “the ministry will take comprehensive security measures in cooperation with other government agencies” during Putin’s visit to Belgrade.

Note that Rossiyskaya Gazeta has already published a big material with many experts and analysts claiming that Alibashich was not alone and must have had accomplices.

In January 2012, after the explosion in an Odessa apartment, the Ukrainian special services detained Ilya Pyanzin and Adam Osmayev, who were suspected of arranging an assassination attempt on Vladimir Putin. The explosion killed Ruslan Madaev, who had also been engaged in illegal activities. The criminal case against the detainees was built on the basis of their testimonies, as well as photo and video footage found in the apartment that allegedly serve as evidence that the assassination on the Russian leader had indeed been in preparation.

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