Moscow- Employees of the Federal Security Service (FSB) detained an ISIS militant who was preparing a terrorist attack against security forces in the Samara region, Russia.
The detainee said that he planned to attack a police vehicle, seize their weapons and “continue their terrorist acts,” according to a security source in an interview with TASS.
He was found using household chemicals explosive capacity to 500 g in a trotyl equivalent, a homemade detonator and “striking elements” — metal balls, said the source.
According to the source, the detainee “is a convert Muslim” who “was recruited through the online emissaries” of ISIS.
Members of the “unit” of ISIS in Dagestan transferred to the young man 20 thousand rubles so he can purchase components for the manufacturing of explosives meanwhile explosive experts from Syria provided him with technical guidance and instructions on how to prepare the explosive device.
The detainee, according to TASS, citing data from the Federal security service, was suspected of belonging to an extremist cell whose activities were foiled in April 2016 during an operation that was carried out in an illegal mosque in Samara.
Back then, 53 suspects were arrested and an explosive device was also found.
In addition, the young detainee has earlier posted online terror videos and was penalized for that.
The security source confirmed these information for Interfax news agency.
According to RBK Newspaper, the detainee was also planning to carry out terrorist attacks in February 23, the national holiday for soldiers and employees working for the army and the armed forces.