- Russia detained a terrorist who was planning to carry out an attack in India
- The terrorist had planned attack against “one of the representatives of the ruling circles of India”
- The terrorist is a native of a country in the Central Asian region
Russia has detained an Islamic State (IS) terrorist who was allegedly planning to travel to India to attempt a suicide attack against “one of the representatives of the ruling circles of India”.
The FSB of the Russian Federation in Russia identified and detained a member banned in Russia by the international organization Islamic State, a native of a country in the Central Asian region, who planned to carry out an investigation on the initiative of one of the representatives of the ruling circles of India,” a statement issued by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said.
In a video released by the FSB, the terrorist could be heard admitting that he was supposed to take revenge in India “for insulting the Prophet”.The release further said that the terrorist took an oath of allegiance to the Amir of the Islamic State.After that, he was given the task of leaving for Russia, completing the necessary documents and flying to India to commit a high-profile terrorist act,” the FSB release said.
According to the agency, from April to June, the accused was in Turkey where he was recruited by one of the leaders of IS as a suicide bomber. They processed it remotely in Telegram and at personal meetings in Istanbul.
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