Russia thwarts terror plots in Moscow

Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS) Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) on Thursday said it detained a group of people suspected of plotting a series of terrorist attacks in Moscow using high power improvised explosive devices.

The FSB detained four suspects from Tajikistan and Moldova, who the agency said acted on instructions from an emissary of the Islamic State, Xinhua news agency reported.

Automatic firearms and ammunition, improvised explosive devices, as well as a significant volume of mixed explosive materials was found and confiscated during the search of the suspects’ apartments in Moscow.

In early November, the FSB detained 10 people, who were planning high-profile attacks in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The saboteurs admitted their links to the IS.