Russian security forces foiled an ISIS terror plot slated for September 1st, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) announced on Thursday.
According to the FSB, two ISIS terrorists who had been plotting a suicide bombing and stabbing attacks in crowded areas on the first day of school were arrested after officials were alerted to their plans.
The FSB “detected and suppressed the criminal activity of two immigrants from the Central Asian region, who were plotting to carry out terrorist attack in places of mass gathering on 1 September this year,” a statement from the security agency read.
One of the two suspects had earlier published a video in which he pledged allegiance to ISIS.
“In the address he gave the so-called ‘oath of loyalty to terrorists.’ After that, he planned attacks on civilians with non-firearm weapons,” the FSB said.
The second suspect assembled a powerful explosive device, RT reported, and had planned to carry out a suicide bombing in a crowded area.