Russia foils multiple attacks say spies

2016-05-04 23:01
The Russian flag waves in front of the Ukrainian military ship the Slavutich moored in the bay of Sevastopol. (Viktor Drachev, AFP)

The Russian flag waves in front of the Ukrainian military ship the Slavutich moored in the bay of Sevastopol. (Viktor Drachev, AFP)

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Moscow - Russia has foiled a string of plots ordered by "international terrorist organisations" active in Syria and Turkey, the FSB intelligence agency said on Wednesday, adding that several suspects had been arrested.

"A group of immigrants from Central Asian countries who were planning to carry out a series of terrorist acts in the Moscow region" have been arrested, the FSB said, cited by state news agency RIA Novosti.

The FSB added that the attacks, which would have struck in early May, had been ordered by "the leaders of international terrorist organisations active in Syria and Turkey".

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