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Russia: Three detained on suspicion of planning Moscow bombing

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 12, 2015 at 11:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Three people were detained in Moscow on Sunday on suspicion of plotting to carry out a bomb attack in the Russian capital. "A group of persons involved in the preparation of a terrorist attack in the capital [of the Russian Federation]" were detained in a flat in central Moscow, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee announced. The Federal Security Service (FSB) reportedly said on Monday that the group were trained by the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and were planning to carry out an attack on Moscow's public transportation system.

During their search of the property, investigators found around 4kg (9lbs) of home-made explosive material. Following the discovery, over 120 people were evacuated from the surrounding area as the explosives were successfully defused.

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Three people were detained in Moscow on Sunday on suspicion of plotting to carry out a bomb attack in the Russian capital. "A group of persons involved in the preparation of a terrorist attack in the capital [of the Russian Federation]" were detained in a flat in central Moscow, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee announced. The Federal Security Service (FSB) reportedly said on Monday that the group were trained by the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and were planning to carry out an attack on Moscow's public transportation system.

During their search of the property, investigators found around 4kg (9lbs) of home-made explosive material. Following the discovery, over 120 people were evacuated from the surrounding area as the explosives were successfully defused.

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