FSB: Russia and Kazakhstan prevent attacks according to 'Paris scenario'

Russian and Kazakh special services curbed plans to carry out terrorist attacks according to 'Paris scenario' in large Russian cities.

Russian and Kazakh special services curbed plans to carry out terrorist attacks according to 'Paris scenario' in large Russian cities.

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A criminal group planned terrorist attacks in large Russian cities, it says

Russian special services, in cooperation with their Kazakh colleagues, have curbed the work of a criminal group that planned to carry out terrorist attacks according to the Paris scenario in large Russian cities, Russian Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov said.

"The work of a criminal group whose members planned to carry out terrorist attacks in large Russian cities according to the Paris scenario was curbed in cooperation with our Kazakh colleagues in February 2016," Bortnikov said in Minsk on May 19.

He said members of the criminal group planned to leave Russia and go to an Arab country.

Bortnikov also said an illegal migration channel from Afghanistan to Finland by transit through Kazakhstan and Russia had been eliminated in March 2016.

He also said a Russian citizen who was put on the international wanted persons list for involvement with an international terrorist organization, who also fought in Syria and planned to hide in one of the European countries, has been located and detained.

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