The Russian Federal Security Service [FSB] detained two members of the Islamic State today. The two men arrested were “planning to commit terrorist attacks in the Moscow Region” on 1/September. The detainees were plotting to attack crowded places on Knowledge Day (the start of the school year) in Russia, the FSB said in a statement. The FSB said it “detected and suppressed the criminal activity of two immigrants from the Central Asian region, who were plotting to carry out terrorist attack in places of mass gathering” on 1 September this year. “In the address he (suspect #1) gave the so-called ‘oath of loyalty to terrorists.’ After that, he planned attacks on civilians with non-firearm weapons.” The second suspect purportedly told the FSB that he was going to carry out a suicide bombing. The officers found a high-power, improvised explosive device, as well as components for its production, when the suspects home was searched.
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