Russia Detains ISIS Suicide Bomber Planning Attack on Indian Leader: Reports

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said that its officers have detained a suicide bomber, a member of the Islamic State terrorist group, who was plotting a terrorist attack against one of India’s leadership elite, a report in Russia news agency Sputnik said.

“Russia’s FSB identified and detained a member of the Islamic State international terrorist organization banned in Russia, a native of a country in the Central Asian region, who planned to commit a terrorist act by blowing himself up against one of the representatives of the ruling circles of India,” the authority said in a statement.

According to the Russian security agency, from April to June, while in Turkey, he was recruited by one of the leaders of the IS as a suicide bomber.

They processed his recruitment remotely using Telegram and at at personak meetings in Istanbul, the statement said.

“As a result, the terrorist took an oath of allegiance to the Amir of IS. After that, he was given the task of leaving for Russia and completing the necessary documents and flying to India to commit a high-profile terrorist act,” the FSB added.

The central government has notified Islamic State (IS) and all its manifestations as Terrorist Organization and included in the First Schedule to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

According to Union Home ministry, IS is using various internet-based social media platforms to propagate its ideology. Cyberspace is being closely watched in this regard by the agencies concerned and action is taken as per law.

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