Russia Says Arrests Seven Daesh Militants over Attack Plot
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russia's FSB security service said on Monday it had arrested seven Daesh (ISIL) militants in the Urals city of Ekaterinburg who had been planning bomb attacks in Moscow, St Petersburg and the Sverdlovsk region.
The leader of the group came to Russia from Turkey.
After terror acts in Russia’s two largest cities, as well as the Sverdlovsk Region, where the city of Ekaterinburg is located, members of the terror group planned to flee to Syria where parts of territory are under control of Daesh.
The gunmen were planning to carry out "high-profile terrorist attacks using self-made explosive devices," the FSB said, Russia Today reported.
The authorities also found IED components, electric detonators, hand grenades, handguns and extremist reading matter.
The extremists in the terror cell are citizens of Russia and some Central Asian countries.