Court arrests all 3 men suspected of plotting terrorist attack in Moscow

Moscow's Lefortovo District Court ruled on Oct. 13 to place all three men detained earlier on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack in Moscow into pretrial custody at least until mid-December, an Interfax correspondent reported from the courthouse.

Moscow's Lefortovo District Court ruled on Oct. 13 to place all three men detained earlier on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack in Moscow into pretrial custody at least until mid-December, an Interfax correspondent reported from the courthouse.

The court granted the investigation's request on placing Mokhmad Medzhidov, 20, a native of Grozny, Chechnya, into custody at least until December 12.

Earlier the court had also sanctioned the arrest of Elman Ashayev and Aslan Baisultanov in the same case.

The investigation has concluded that Ashayev and Baisultanov received explosives from another suspect, Shamil Chergizov, in Grozny and planned to commit a terrorist attack in Moscow to destabilize the situation and prompt Russia to stop its operation against Islamic State in Syria.

After coming to Moscow, Baisultanov kept the explosives together with Mezhidov in an apartment in the Presnya district, where security forces conducted investigative procedures on Oct. 10.

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