MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia’s FSB security force stated Wednesday that it had killed two men from Central Asia suspected of preparing attacks, whereas attempting to arrest them within the Vladimir area east of Moscow.
“As a result of clashes during attempted detention, two citizens of a Central Asian state were neutralized by FSB officers,” the company stated in an announcement.
The men, born in 1987 and 1991, “were in contact with recruiters from international terrorist organizations” and “showed an interest in techniques for homemade explosive devices and expressed readiness to commit terrorist attacks in Russia,” the FSB stated.
The company stated it discovered bomb-making components and weapons throughout the raid within the Vladimir area, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) east of Moscow.
Local media shops printed a video of two men mendacity lifeless in a bed room of a big brick home within the countryside. A Kalashnikov lies subsequent to at least one of them.
The FSB didn’t say whether or not the arrest try was linked to the April three assault on the Saint Petersburg metro that killed 14 individuals, which was allegedly carried out by a bomber born in Kyrgyzstan.
The company has detained one other man born in Kyrgyzstan on suspicion of serving to orchestrate the metro bombing, who admitted to “some involvement” within the crime throughout a courtroom look Tuesday.
Russia has additionally detained eight others from ex-Soviet Central Asia on suspicion of involvement within the bombing.
No one has claimed duty for the Saint Petersburg assault, however investigators are wanting into attainable ties with Islamic State jihadists, who’ve threatened to assault Russia in retaliation for its intervention in Syria.