Russian authorities detain 10 Terror suspects targeting Moscow, St.Petersburg: Reports
Nov 12, Moscow: The Russian security services on Saturday stopped a plot to blow up targets in Moscow and St. Petersburg, according to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB).
“An operation conducted on November 12 in Moscow and St. Petersburg resulted in the arrests of 10 terrorists. They had a total of four powerful IODs in their arsenals, which were seized,” the FSB said to Russian news agencies.
According to reports, the suspects are of Central Asian descent and have been arrested in collaboration with law enforcement authorities in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.“The suspects confessed to having contacts with leaders of the terrorist group Islamic State based in the Middle East and
targets of their attack in other locations have also been identified,” the reports said.
The authorities believe that the suspects have connections to the IS and had planned a series of gun and bomb attacks in Russia’s two biggest cities, focusing on public places with large gatherings of people.
The Oslo Times/Agencies