Russia thwarts Islamic State group terror plot

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Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) on Wednesday said it had thwarted a terror plot planned by Islamic State group members in the Moscow region.

"Russia's FSB has thwarted activities of a cross-regional IS cell, participants of which intended to conduct subversive terror attacks in the Moscow region," the FSB said a statement to reporters.

Security forces in the Vladimir region arrested one citizen of a Central Asian state and seized a home-made explosive, along with other items and documents.

Footage released from the operation shows officers detaining a suspect, as well as a suspected explosive device being disarmed by a robot.

State news agency TASS said in a report that at least five people were arrested.

Wednesday's raid comes a month after another suspected IS operative was arrested in the Moscow region.

The FSB said the man was found in possession of an explosive device, a revolver, an IS flag and communications with other suspected plotters.

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