Threatening phone calls linked to ISIS*, the initiators declared wanted

Threatening phone calls linked to ISIS*, the initiators declared wanted

MOSCOW, 14 sen — news. Calls with threats of “mining” in Russia initiated by people associated with the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia), they will be announced on the international wanted list, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, a source in law enforcement bodies.

According to him, in recent days in a number of subjects of the Russian Federation recorded a series of anonymous phone calls with threats of terrorist acts in schools, universities, administrative buildings of government bodies, shopping centres and at transport infrastructure objects. Law enforcement agencies, he said, quickly undertook measures to ensure the security of citizens.

“As a result of inspections, threats of the use of terror was not detected. The result immediately started operational search and investigative actions obtained evidence that anonymous communications initiated by persons abroad and proscribed international terrorist group ISIS, and other organizations. A number of direct executors of calls that are also outside of the Russian Federation”, — he said.

The source noted that in the interests of the investigation, disclosure of identifying information of these individuals is premature.

After completing the necessary procedural actions, these individuals will be announced in the international search. The investigation is complicated by the fact that the organizers and perpetrators of criminal activities are actively using encrypted correspondence, messengers and IP-telephony. Conducting operational-search and investigative actions are ongoing.Source

In the center of public relations of FSB of Russia refused to comment to RIA Novosti this information, however, and did not deny it.