Russia’s Federal Security Service arrested 10 people whom it believes were behind a plot to launch Islamic State (ISIS / ISIL) terror attacks in Moscow and St Petersburg.
"As a result of the operative-search and investigatory actions, ten terrorists were detained on November 12 in Moscow and St. Petersburg," the FSB said. "They had four self-made high-power explosives, which were confiscated.”
The would-be attackers planned on using both explosives and guns, according to Russian authorities.
"The detained are confessing contacts with leaders of the Islamic State terrorist organization, outlawed in Russia, in the Middle East region, targeted facilities, as well as allies and the supportive base both inside the Russian Federation and abroad."
Those behind the plot were reportedly from Central Asia, with Russia thanking Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan for their cooperation.
Internally, Russia faces an ongoing threat from ISIS, with the terror organization maintaining a strong presence in the Caucuses.
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