Russia’s FSB reports terrorist attack prevented in Northern Caucasian city of Nalchik
Federal Security Service (FSB) employees and police officers have prevented a terrorist attack planned for the Kabardino-Balkar Republic’s capital city of Nalchik, FSB representatives announced.
The security agency said it had arrested an ISIS member who had prepared an improvised explosive device and intended to use it to commit a violent attack. FSB representatives also said the attack was ordered by higher-ranking ISIS members in Syria.
The city of Nalchik has already seen heightened activity in recent weeks, as high-ranking opposition leaders and protesters from Ingushetia have reportedly been held there amid a peaceful popular struggle against the Ingush government.