Two alleged members of ISIS cell arrested in Russia
MOSCOW, October 2 (RAPSI, Yelizaveta Ponomareva) – Two alleged members of a cell of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization banned in Russia have been arrested in the Moscow region, the Federal Security Service (FSB) reported Monday.
According to FSB, the arrested persons planned to commit terrorist attacks at mass gathering places and in transport in September 2017.
Two high powered homemade bombs, two guns, two grenades, communications tools have been seized during searches at suspects’ place of residence, the statement reads.
The Islamic State, an organization which is prohibited in Russia, is currently one of the major threats to global security. Over three years, these terrorists have managed to seize large areas of Iraq and Syria. Currently, various forces combat the organization in both countries with battle for Iraqi Mosul as one of the most crucial directions.