The international terrorist organization Islamic State is beginning to embed itself in other terrorist groups, including those working on the territory of Russia, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Deputy Director Sergei Smirnov said.
"The danger of the Islamic State is that they are beginning to embed themselves in other terrorist organizations. They are expressing an interest in the terrorist organization Imarat Kavkaz. Some filed commanders of Imarat Kavkaz have vowed their allegiance to the Islamic State,' Smirnov told reporters on Friday after the 26th session of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the SCO in Tashkent.
It is a very dangerous trend because the Islamic State is broadening its area of interest and influence, he said.
"We should come up with specific counter-measures together [in the SCO]," Smirnov said.
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