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‘Thwarted IS attacks in Moscow’

Russia’s federal security service said on Thursday it had thwarted a series of attacks by Islamic State militants in Moscow, detaining four people.

“Four members of the terrorist group were detained” during raids today, the FSB security service said in a statement. “The militants were preparing the terrorist attacks on direct orders of a Turkey-based emissary of the Islamic State international terrorist organisation, who has been put on an international wanted list by Tajikistan,” the statement said.

The FSB did not identify the suspect in question but said the four people detained were citizens of Tajikistan and Moldova.
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