FSB heads off terrorist bomb attack in Moscow region

Russia’s security service, the FSB, has arrested four suspected terrorists from the North Caucasus who were preparing a bomb attack on public transportation in Moscow, FSB head Alexander Bortnikov told President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday.

“Just a few days ago we prevented a huge terrorist attack in the Moscow region. We arrested a criminal group of four people from the North Caucasus, who were preparing a terror attack on crowded transport hubs,” Bortnikov said.

Those arrested had an improvised bomb with a power equivalent to 10 kg of TNT, guns and maps showing the sites of their intended attacks, he said.

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