The leader of the Rostov cell IG* was blown up during the arrest

© Risotrante FSB the FSB during a special operation to arrest supporters of the terrorist group Islamic state* in the Rostov region. Still from videoThe leader of the Rostov cell IG* was blown up during the arrest© FSB

The leader of the cell, supporters of the group «Islamic state»* who planned the attacks in the Rostov region, died in detention, reported to the FSB.

The cell members were preparing attacks with weapons and improvised explosive devices in the South of the country.

During the RAID killed the ringleader of the local unit. He resisted and detonated an improvised explosive device (IED), resulting in received incompatible with life wounds.

Arrested three members of the group. At the scene, the security forces found an AK-74, grenades and instructions for making IEDs.

Initiated investigative work.

Prevented the attacks

According to the head of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov, over the past year security forces have prevented 25 attacks, four terrorists had been able to do. The head of the Department said that every year the world is more than 1600 of such crimes and in half the cases behind them IG*.

«In an effort to keep the combat potential, retain existing and create new zones of influence, they (the terrorists. — Approx. ed.) increasingly avoid open armed conflicts and rely on the methods of guerrilla warfare,» — said Bortnikov.

He stressed that the problem of global terrorism can be solved only by joint efforts of special services of different countries. So, Bortnikov said that in the international data Bank FSB has got information about 40 thousand people involved in international terrorism. To the Bank already connected 41 the secret service from 34 countries and six international organizations.

*A terrorist organization banned in Russia

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