Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has apprehended four members of the Islamic State group who were plotting a terror attack near the building of the law enforcement agencies in the Republic of Dagestan in Russia's North Caucasus region, the FSB Public Relations Center told Russian media on Saturday (26 December). Islamic State is designated as a terrorist organisation in Russia, and many other countries.
"The Federal Security Service, together with the Russian Interior Ministry, has thwarted preparations for a terror attack in Makhachkala, the Republic of Dagestan. On December 25, four members of the Islamic State international terrorist organization’s cell were apprehended as a result of the steps that had been taken. The group’s members planned to blow up an explosive device near one of the administrative buildings of the law enforcement agencies with a subsequent armed attack on employees of the Interior Ministry in the Republic of Dagestan," the Public Relations Center said.
Firearms and cold steel arms, large quantities of ammunition and an explosive device were found in a hideout equipped by terrorists. According to the FSB, the terrorists’ identities have not been made public because of the ongoing investigation.
source: commonspace.eu with TASS (Moscow) and agencies
photo: Makhachkala, Dagestan (archive picture)