Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) claims it has arrested five members of a suspected terrorist cell that was planning attacks in Moscow and Ingushetia, the TASS news agency reported Monday.
According to FSB officials, the men are believed to be affiliated with the so-called Islamic State terrorist organization, and were in possession of two improvised explosive devices, each consisting of approximately 10 kilograms of TNT, along with detonators. The authorities also discovered a cache of weapons in the house where the suspects were found.
Earlier the FSB claimed to have arrested a group of 10 suspected terrorists who were allegedly planning attacks in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The suspects were natives of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan.