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Exposed in Tatarstan, the Islamists had planned to make «a number of high-profile actions» in Russia, and then to go to Syria, said on Tuesday the FSB.
According to intelligence agencies, Tatarstan managed to eliminate clandestine terrorist cell coordinated with the banned group «Islamic state.»* 18 people are detained.
«The members of the group had intended to make a number of high-profile actions on the territory of the Russian Federation and to join the militants in Syria. For these purposes, recruit supporters among the radical youth and has acquired the tools of terror,» — said in a release.
* A terrorist organization banned in Russia.