Security sphere situation

13.07.2021
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FSB PREVENTED A TERRORIST ATTACK IN THE CITY OF UFA

Russian FSB officers prevented a terrorist attack in Ufa by detaining a man who was preparing an explosion at a law enforcement facility following instructions of the militants of a foreign terrorist organization. This was reported on Friday by the Public Relations Center of the FSB of Russia.

“The Federal Security Service in the city of Ufa of the Republic of Bashkortostan prevented a terrorist attack. As a result of the measures taken, a local resident born in 1995 was detained. He was preparing a terrorist attack against one of the law enforcement facilities as instructed by the militants of the foreign terrorist organization Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, which is banned in Russia,” – stated the Public Relations Center.

In a private household rented by the detainee, a ready-to-use improvised explosive device and components for making another one were seized.

The FSB reported that correspondence with members of terrorist structures exposing the person’s criminal intentions was found in his mobile phone. Operational measures and investigative actions are now being carried out.

The Ufa resident, who was preparing a terrorist attack following instructions of a foreign terrorist organization, admitted that he wanted to blast a hospital of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. “I made an explosive device in order to explode the hospital of the Ministry of Internal Affairs,” the man said.