Preparations to stage terrorist act in Krasnoyarsk suppressed - FSB

FSB detained a group of Central Asian countries' citizens connected with international terrorism.

FSB detained a group of Central Asian countries' citizens connected with international terrorism.

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FSB 'suppressed preparations to stage a terrorist act on public transport'

A group of Central Asian countries' citizens, connected with international terrorism and plotting to stage a terrorist attack in Krasnoyarsk during the May holidays, were detained on May 6, the press center of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has said.

"On May 6, as a result of search operations, FSB officers suppressed preparations to stage a terrorist act on public transport in the city of Krasnoyarsk during the May holidays. A group of Central Asian countries' citizens connected with international terrorist organizations were detained," the FSB press center said.

Devices related to terrorist activity have been confiscated. An investigation is under way. The identities of the detained persons are being kept secret for legal reasons.

It is the second instance of Central Asian countries' citizens plotting a terrorist act being detained in Russia.

On May 4, the FSB press center announced the detention of a group of Central Asian countries' citizens who had planned to stage a series of terrorist attacks in the Moscow area, during the May holidays, "on orders from the leaders of international terrorist organizations active on the territory of Syria and Turkey."

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