Russia Foils Attack Planned on Moscow Shul

By Hamodia Staff

Russian police officers secure the area near the building of the Federal Security Service in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)

On Thursday, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) announced the prevention of an attack on a shul in Moscow planned by an Islamic State cell, as reported by Russian state news agencies.

The FSB revealed that the organization’s members had plotted “to commit a terrorist act against one of the Jewish religious institutions in Moscow,” according to statements quoted by the RIA news agency.

Further investigative activities uncovered that terrorists from the international terrorist organization were preparing an attack using firearms on people at the shul. The FSB reported that during the arrest, the terrorists resisted with arms, resulting in their neutralization by return fire from Russian FSB officers.

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