The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) says it has detained two Islamic State group members who were planning to carry out attacks in Moscow Region on September 1.
The detainees were plotting to attack crowded places on Knowledge Day, which marks the beginning of the school year in Russia, the FSB said in a statement.
The FSB said it “detected and suppressed the criminal activity of two immigrants from the Central Asian region, who were plotting to carry out terrorist attack in places of mass gathering on 1 September this year.”
This year, one of the main Muslim holidays, Eid al-Adha, which is better known in Russia by the Turkic name ‘Kurban Bayram,’ will be also celebrated on September 1.
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