Moscow, May 4 (IANS) A group of citizens from Central Asian countries was detained by Russia’s security agency, FSB, on suspicion that they were planning terror attacks ahead of upcoming Victory Day celebrations, at the behest of Syrian and Turkish terrorist leaders.
“We have found a large quantity of weapons, explosives and other terrorist equipment,” the Federal Security Service said in a statement on Wednesday, RT reported.
The security agency said the citizens of the former Soviet republics were based in Moscow and were planning to target the capital.
The FSB said the detainees have made “confession statements”, and have been found to have been working “on orders from their superiors located in Syria and Turkey”.
The names of the suspects have been withheld for the duration of the initial investigation.