Hitting the Infidels over the holiday season seems to be an international initiative for the Islamic State this year.
Russia has arrested what it said were three members of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Moscow, preparing suicide attacks over the holiday period, state news agency RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.
The Russian Federal Security Services (FSB) announced that three people from Central Asia were in police custody but the “management of the cell was carried out by the leadership of international terrorist organisation ISIS, from abroad.”
Police raided an apartment in Moscow’s western outskirts that they believed the group were using as a “laboratory for explosives manufacture.” The FSB confiscated two improvised explosive devices, two AK-74 rifles, a magazine of bullets, undetonated F-1 and RGD grenades and other items.
The police report said the group were suspected of targeting the winter holidays and the presidential election in March, though the FSB gave no further detail of what the plot entailed.
Authorities announced the arrests shortly after FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov said that Russia’s security forces had foiled “18 terrorist attacks” in very populated places in the first half of 2017, according to RIA Novosti….