Suspect detained in Russia for plotting terror attack

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-30 16:54:48|Editor: huaxia

MOSCOW, June 30 (Xinhua) -- The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Tuesday it had detained a Russian citizen on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack in the country's North Caucasus.

The detainee, born in 1990, is suspected of preparing to detonate a makeshift explosive device near an administrative building in Vladikavkaz, the capital city of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, an FSB statement said.

The suspect planned to go to the Middle East to join the terrorist organization Islamic State after the attack, it said.

Components for making an improvised explosive device were seized, together with means of communication, which contained the suspect's correspondence with IS members abroad, it added. Enditem