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The FSB detained four Islamists from a cell of the Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham group (the organization is recognized as a terrorist organization in the Russian Federation, its activities are prohibited). One of them was planning a terrorist attack on military facilities in the Kaluga region, the department told TASS.
On the territory of the Kaluga region, the activities of four members of the clandestine cell of the international terrorist organization “Khayyat Tahrir ash-Sham”, one of whom planned, on the instructions of foreign emissaries, to commit a terrorist act at military facilities in the region, were exposed and suppressed, – says in the message.
It is noted that components of an improvised explosive device were found in the cache of the detainees. In addition, instructions for making a bomb and correspondence with terrorists located in the Middle East were found in the seized means of communication.