Russia’s security – the FSB stopped a terrorist attack in Bashkiria, and detained five members of a neo-Nazi group from Ufa, the press service of the department reported.
Five residents of the city of Ufa, aged 17 to 20, are suspected of preparing a terror attack.
These local residents were born between 2001-2003; she was planning an attack on “one of the objects of law enforcement agencies.”
According to the investigation, the 19-year-old suspect involved four local residents in illegal activities in preparation for committing terrorist crimes against state authorities and law enforcement agencies.
He disseminated the ideas of neo-Nazism among the accomplices, repeatedly organized their training in the rules of handling weapons, the skills of making homemade explosive mixtures and substances, the study of specialized literature on combat tactics and other training activities in order to gain knowledge and skills for carrying out terrorist activities.
In preparation for a terrorist attack, the suspect, after attaining the necessary information and components, made an improvised explosive device.
During a search, the detainees were found in possession of a ready-to-use improvised explosive device, components for the construction of IEDs and the corresponding instructions, nine pieces of cold steel, as well as portraits of the leaders of the Third Reich and Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera.
The suspects failed to carry out their plans. They were arrested during operational-search activities by officers of the FSB of Russia in the Republic of Bashkortostan.
Criminal cases were initiated on preparation for a terrorist attack, undergoing training to carry out a terrorist attack, on the illegal manufacture of explosives or explosive devices. All five are in jail.
Over the past two years, the security forces have prevented about 80 attacks. Most often they are planned by Islamists, and the geography affects the European part of the country.
A little over two months earlier, Russian FSB officers prevented a terrorist attack in Ufa, again.
Authorities detained a man who was preparing an explosion at a law enforcement facility at the direction of the militants of an international terrorist organization.
“The federal security service in the city of Ufa of the Republic of Bashkortostan prevented a terrorist act. As a result of the measures taken, a local resident born in 1995 was detained, who, on the instructions of the militants of the international terrorist organization Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, banned in Russia, was preparing a terrorist attack against one of the objects law enforcement agencies,” the FSB press service said.
In a private household, which was rented by the detainee, a ready-to-use improvised explosive device and components for the manufacture of another one were seized.
The FSB reported that a correspondence with members of terrorist structures was found in the man’s mobile phone, exposing his criminal intentions. Operational measures and investigative actions are now being carried out.
It appears that Ufa has a real issue with these wannabe terrorists, both neo-Nazi and Islamic.
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