On September 4th, Russia’s security service – FSB, announced that it had arrested 13 Russian citizens on suspicion of preparing attacks on educational institutions and crowded places in different regions of the country.
According to agency, most of the detainees belonged to a closed Internet community.
They prepared massacres using improvised explosive devices, incendiary mixtures and melee weapons. In addition, the suspects tried to attract other Internet users to take part in the attacks.
Personal diaries and communication devices were seized from the detainees, which contained instructions on how to make explosive devices, schemes of attacks on educational institutions and law enforcement buildings.
Also, during the search of the suspects, authorities found four ready-made explosive devices with striking elements, hunting smooth-bore rifles and more.
One of those arrested by FSB officers on suspicion of preparing massacres announced plans to stage a terrorist attack in a Russian school on September 1st.
The video recording of his correspondence with the confession, distributed by the FSB Public Relations Center and reported by TASS.
It is noted that the footage shows the messages of the detainee to an unknown person. “I want to make a terrorist attack at school. I’ll go to school. (…) I want to kill 100,” he told the person.
It is noted that this relates 15-year-old resident of the Minusinsky district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
A source familiar with the situation reported that the detainees were participating in one of the closed forums where teenagers discussed the Columbine School massacre on April 20, 1999 in the US state of Colorado.
It turns out that all four ready-to-use improvised explosive devices discovered and seized by the FSB were made by one of the members of the “criminal community.”
The remaining 12 teenagers, according to the channel, are not yet suspects or accused in the investigation materials.
“Some of the adolescents are still at large, others after the incident will be watched by psychiatrists for some time,” an unknown source told Russian media.
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