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FSB: Islamists were preparing a terrorist attack at a chemical plant in Kaluga region

In Kaluga region, a terrorist attack was prevented. Supporters of the Islamic State (IS) planned to carry it out at a chemical plant, FSB reports.


“The FSB prevented a terrorist attack in the Kaluga region. It was planned by two natives of the republics of the Central Asian region who intended to use an improvised explosive device and incendiary mixtures to blow up tanks with fuel and lubricants at a chemical enterprise,” RIA Novosti quotes the message.


It was specified that the attackers swore allegiance to ISIS and planned to leave for the zone of armed conflict in Syria after the attack. They offered armed resistance during the arrest and were eliminated by return fire. There are no casualties among law enforcement officers or the civilian population.


A laboratory for the production of explosives and a powerful improvised explosive device ready for use, as well as containers with incendiary mixtures, firearms and ammunition, were found at the terrorists' residence.


A criminal case has been opened on preparations for a terrorist attack, the FSB added.