Russia’s FSB thwarts IS terror plot against GRU officers, commuter rail passengers


Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has foiled an attempt to carry out a terrorist attack on military intelligence (GRU) officers and railway passengers in Moscow that members of the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia) were plotting, Kommersant reported, citing sources involved in the investigation.

“One of the Islamic State leaders, Todzhiddin Nazarov (also known as Abu-Usama Noraki), who, from overseas, had engineered terrorist attacks in Sweden and Tajikistan and personally oversaw them, planned to carry out two similar attacks in Moscow. Nazarov ordered his accomplices to blow up military servicemen deployed to the GRU headquarters on Khoroshevskoye Highway and attack railway passengers.

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Source: TASS