Federal agents in Russia's Far East say they've busted a terrorist cell
Correction: Based on Interfax's reporting, Meduza initially misidentified Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad as the terrorist group responsible for a recent series of attacks in Sri Lanka that killed hundreds of people. We apologize for the mistake.
Russian federal agents in the Primorye region say they’ve “liquidated” a cell of the terrorist group Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad.
Russia’s Federal Security Service told the news agency Interfax that the terrorist cell comprised four individuals from Central Asia. The group was apparently operating with funding from “international terrorist structures.”
“Those arrested were planning to commit a series of robberies against merchants and travel to the Syrian Arab Republic to fight on the side of an international terrorist organization,” an FSB spokesperson said on Tuesday.