The Federal Security Service (FSB) reported the arrest of five members of a clandestine cell of the terrorist movement Islamic State (IS), following operations in Majashkala and Grozny.
During the actions of the FSB and the Ministry of Interior in the capitals of the Russian republics of Dagestan and Chechnya, it became known that those arrested were preparing to carry out attacks in the cities of Kaspisky and Grozny.
In addition, five anti-personnel grenades, two magazines for a Kalashnikov automatic rifle, 80 rounds of ammunition of different caliber, three commando knives and recordings of suicide speeches were seized from the detainees’ homes, FSB said.
Recently, Russian security also reported on the elimination of another terrorist cell in the Russian region of Tyumen.
Previously, the Russian National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAK) reported that in the last nine years, security forces managed to reduce terrorism-related crimes by 100 times.
The NAK reported at the time that it coordinates with the Ministry of the Interior, Justice, Education, Health and Communications to identify the formation of a terrorist group from its first steps.
In addition, emphasis is now being placed on prophylactic activity to avoid influencing the social networks of international recruiters, who work actively on the Internet.
Multidisciplinary groups can help, for example, to identify young people with violent behaviour or suicidal tendencies, many of whom fall or are at risk of falling under the influence of extremist formations.