FSB said the six prevented the beginning of the year the terrorist attacks in Russia

FSB said the six prevented the beginning of the year the terrorist attacks in Russia

This was at a meeting of the NAC was announced by the head of Department Alexander Bortnikov.

The Director of FSB of the Russian Federation and the Chairman of the National terrorist Committee (NAK) Alexander Bortnikov said that the security services since the beginning of 2018 prevented at the preparation stage six attacks, including at polling stations during elections of the President of Russia on March 18.

“In the first quarter of 2018 stopped three crimes of a terrorist orientation: in the Republic of Dagestan, the Khabarovsk territory and the Sakhalin region. At the stage of preparation prevented 6 attacks. Suppressed the activity of 12 clandestine terrorist cells. Since the beginning of the year detained and neutralized 189 15 bandits and their accomplices”, β€” said Bortnikov at the meeting of the NAC. This was reported by the RIA Novosti news Agency.

The head of the FSB said that the security services managed to prevent two terrorist attacks on polling stations on the election day of the President of Russia on March 18. Two members of the “radical right-wing groups” were preparing an explosion in Ufa, was arrested in March. They have found two pipe bombs of great power.

The second group of criminals intending to commit a terrorist attack in Ingushetia liquidated at rendering armed resistance in February in Nazran district. “In the framework of counter-terrorism operations for the provision of armed resistance destroyed two bandits supporters of the banned international terrorist organization ISIS, who prepared a terrorist attack at a polling station during the presidential elections,” β€” said Bortnikov, according to TASS.

He added that in the same month in the Saratov region while trying to arrest eliminated the cell members of ISIS who planned the terrorist attack in a shopping center in Saratov. “When they found a weapons and IED with a capacity of approximately three kilograms of TNT,” β€” said Bortnikov.

Bortnikov said that “the result of this work managed to maintain a downward trend in the total number committed terrorist crimes in Russia.” However, he added, the heads of international terrorist organizations continue to encourage terrorist activity in various regions of Russia and to support it.