Security sphere situation
IS MEMBER DETAINED IN THE MOSCOW REGION ON SUSPICION OF PREPARING A TERRORIST ATTACK
A citisen of one of the neighboring states was detained on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack in the Moscow region under the auspices of the Islamic State (IS) foreign terrorist organization. This was reported by Olga Vradiy, a representative of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee for the Moscow Region.
The investigation reported that the suspect, while in the Moscow region, joined IS voluntarily. In June, he developed a plan to commit a terrorist attack and purchased equipment and components for making bombs.
The investigator of the Office for the investigation of particularly important cases of the Main Investigation Department for the Moscow Region under the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case against a 21-year-old citizen of one of the neighboring states on participation in the activities of a terrorist organization (Part 2 of Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
“Due to the collaborative and well-coordinated efforts of investigators of the Main Investigation Department for the Moscow Region under the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, operational officers of the FSB of Russia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, as well as employees of the Main Directorate of the Russian Guard in the Moscow Region, the suspect was detained and the terrorist attack was prevented,” added the representative of the Main Investigative Department.