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Russia: More than 40 planned terror attacks foiled by authorities 01:40

Russia: More than 40 planned terror attacks foiled by authorities

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 31, 2017 at 14:28 GMT -00:00 · Published

"Due to joint actions, more than 40 terrorist crimes were prevented at the planning stage. Here are some of the most significant examples of the reports of the last year. On May 2, in Moscow members of ISIS and their accomplices were detained, while preparing terrorist attacks in Moscow for the May holidays and the 2016 Ice Hockey World Cup. On May 6, ISIS members were preparing attacks on public transport for the Victory Day celebration and were detained in Krasnoyarsk."

More than 40 terror planned terror attacks were foiled in the planning stages in Russia, stated the First Deputy Head of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee of Russia (NAT), Igor Kulyagin, in Moscow on Tuesday. Kulyagin spoke at a conference that focussed on summing up the results of the Committee's work over the past year.

Kulyagin noted that over 900 militants and their accomplices were detained in 2016. He reported that members of ISIS and their accomplices were detained while preparing terrorist attacks in Moscow during the May holidays and the 2016 Ice Hockey World Cup.

A further attack was set for May 6, Kulyagin said. He explained, "ISIS members were preparing attacks on public transport during the celebration of the Victory Day and were detained in Krasnoyarsk".

Kulyagin also stated that more than 140 militants and 24 leaders of the "criminal underground" were "eradicated" during combat actions, while offering armed resistance to law enforcement authorities.

Most of Russia's terror attacks are restricted to the countries' southern republic, Dagestan, where low level militancy have been known to exist for years. Attacks on police stations and checkpoints as well as incidents targeting individual officers are frequent.

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"Due to joint actions, more than 40 terrorist crimes were prevented at the planning stage. Here are some of the most significant examples of the reports of the last year. On May 2, in Moscow members of ISIS and their accomplices were detained, while preparing terrorist attacks in Moscow for the May holidays and the 2016 Ice Hockey World Cup. On May 6, ISIS members were preparing attacks on public transport for the Victory Day celebration and were detained in Krasnoyarsk."

More than 40 terror planned terror attacks were foiled in the planning stages in Russia, stated the First Deputy Head of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee of Russia (NAT), Igor Kulyagin, in Moscow on Tuesday. Kulyagin spoke at a conference that focussed on summing up the results of the Committee's work over the past year.

Kulyagin noted that over 900 militants and their accomplices were detained in 2016. He reported that members of ISIS and their accomplices were detained while preparing terrorist attacks in Moscow during the May holidays and the 2016 Ice Hockey World Cup.

A further attack was set for May 6, Kulyagin said. He explained, "ISIS members were preparing attacks on public transport during the celebration of the Victory Day and were detained in Krasnoyarsk".

Kulyagin also stated that more than 140 militants and 24 leaders of the "criminal underground" were "eradicated" during combat actions, while offering armed resistance to law enforcement authorities.

Most of Russia's terror attacks are restricted to the countries' southern republic, Dagestan, where low level militancy have been known to exist for years. Attacks on police stations and checkpoints as well as incidents targeting individual officers are frequent.

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