15 October 2020, 18:01
FSB reports about two suspected terrorists killed in Volgograd
Members of a unit of an international terrorist organization were plotting a series of terror acts in Volgograd, and today, two of them have been killed in a shootout with law enforcers, the FSB reports.
In Volgograd, a unit of international terrorists from the "Katiba Tawhid wal-Jihad (Battalion of Monotheism and Jihad) (an extremist organization, banned in Russia by the court, – note of the "Caucasian Knot") had been defeated, the Russian secret services reported. According to the FSB, members of the unit, natives of a country of the Central Asian region, were plotting to commit sabotage and terror acts in Volgograd. "During the detention, the ringleader and his accomplice, who were trying to extract means of terror from a hiding they had arranged in Volgograd earlier, rendered armed resistance to Russian FSB agents and, as a result, were neutralized," reported the FSB as quoted by the RIA "Novosti".
Firearms, ammunition, chemical components, striking components for improvised explosive devices (IEDs), religious books, and a map of Volgograd with marked places of planned terror acts were found at the place of the shootout and during searches in the places of residence of the killed suspects. "At the same time, other members of the interregional unit of the extremist organization were detained in the cities of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Ufa, Maikop, and Volgograd," the TASS quoted the Russian FSB as reporting.
This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 15, 2020 at 01:14 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.