VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Russia's Siberia is becoming an increasingly attractive target for international terrorists, Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of the Russian Security Council, said Wednesday at a council meeting in Novosibirsk.
"Terrorist activity in the region is on the rise. There is a high risk of international terrorist organizations slipping into Siberia," Sputnik news agency quoted Patrushev as saying.
According to Patrushev, in the first nine months of this year, the council received 56 cases on terrorism-related charges.
He called for extra anti-terror measures for protection of fuel and energy facilities, especially in Khakassia, Trans-Baikal Territory, Novosibirsk and Tomsk Regions.