On July 27th, Russia’s security service – FSB eliminated a terrorist in Khimki, near Moscow.
The eliminated individual was planning a mass shooting in Moscow, according to the FSB.
“The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and the Investigative Committee, suppressed the activities of a member of a terrorist organization who was planning to commit a terrorist act in one of the crowded places in Moscow,” the FSB’s Public Relations Center said.
The suspect, who rented an apartment in Moscow, was found in an containing a lot of abandoned garages in Khimki.
According to the FSB, he was a citizen of a Central Asian country.
While authorities were attempting to arrest him, the man opened fire on law enforcement and he was neutralized.
During the inspection of the scene, an AK-74 assault rifle, three loaded magazines, two F-1 grenades and one RGD fragmentation grenade were found.
According to source of Russian state outlet TASS, the individual was named Odil Kayumov and is a citizen of Tajikistan. He entered Russia completely legally. He had a work permit.
In the course of a search carried out by investigators of the Investigative Committee in the apartment he rented, material evidence was found that the suspect was associated with representatives of an international terrorist organization in Syria and was preparing a mass shooting. A search for his possible accomplices is underway.
According to a TASS source in law enforcement, the militant planned to stage a terrorist attack in a park in Moscow on July 26th, and a criminal case on attempted terrorist attack was also initiated. Something must have impeded the attack, since he was eliminated on July 27th.
In the week ending on July 26th, the FSB, with the participation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Russian National Guard, detained 22 members of a cell of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan terrorist organization.
In addition, on July 22nd, the FSB prevented a terrorist attack in Kabardino-Balkaria, which was being prepared by members of ISISI against law enforcement officers.
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