READ MORE: FSB busts ISIS-linked cell with explosives planning terror attack in southern Russia
Security services seized three pistols, four hand grenades, plastic explosives and TNT, as well as detonators for them, during searches conducted in 27 locations. They also confiscated a large cache of extremist literature and videos.
Criminal cases have been launched to investigate the head of the terrorist cell and three of its members who are suspected of organizing a terrorist group and participating in one – crimes punishable by five to ten years imprisonment, as well as large fines.
READ MORE: Terror attack in Siberia thwarted, suspects with int’l links detained - FSB
According to the FSB, the total number of members in the “The Guide for Joining the Islamic State” community based in the Russian Federation, Central Asian Nations, the Middle East, and North Africa could be as high as 100,000. The community has dozens of moderators who use encryption software and internet anonymizers to conceal their identities, the agency’s press service said.
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