Investigators seek to detain suspects in plotting terror attacks in Moscow
MOSCOW, August 14 (RAPSI, Lyudmila Klenko) – Investigators have asked the Lefortovsky District Court to detain four individuals suspected of planning terrorist attacks in Moscow, the court’s spokesperson Yekaterina Krasnova told RAPSI on Monday.
The motion will be heard later today, the court’s representative added.
According to the Federal Security Service (FSB), the arrested persons are coordinator of the planned attack, namely emissary of the Islamic State organization banned in Russia, explosive device maker and two suicide bombers. Moreover, FSB officers neutralized an explosive production laboratory in the Moscow Region.
Investigators believe that the planned terrorist attacks were organized by the Islamic State leaders and emissaries based in Syria.
The Islamic State, an organization which is prohibited in Russia, is currently one of the major threats to global security. Within the last few years, these terrorists have managed to seize large areas of Iraq and Syria. The organization is also attempting to spread its influence on North Africa – particularly, Libya.