Alleged Islamic State supporter shot dead by the Russian FSB forces in Murmansk
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An improvised explosive device, weapons and ammunition were found at the site of the shootout, news agency Interfax reports.
The weapons and explosives were ready for use in a planned terrorist attack, the Anti-terrorism Committee informs.
“Tonight, during FSB’s operational-search in Murmansk, the whereabouts of an armed bandit who planned to carry out a terrorist attack was established,” the agency told Interfax.
When trying to detain the man, a shootout started between him and the special forces. The man was killed.
His identity is established, and according to the law enforcement Anti-terrorism Committee, the man was a supporter of ISIS and was planning to run to the Middle East after committing the terrorist attack.
No further details are given.
News-agency RBK posted a video from the scene showing a dead person next to a pistol and a bag. The location is near the TV-mast in Murmansk.
News-agency RIA Novosti informs that two other terrorist attacks were prevented by FSB on Friday, in Stavropol region in southern Russia, and in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug in Siberia.
In December last year, FSB arrested another man in Murmansk for preparing a terrorist act near the building of local authorities in Murmansk by using a home-made explosive device. The man, a Russian citizen, was allegedly a supporter of the Right Sector extremist organization.
The Right Sector movement, however, denied any involvement with the person.
Source: The Barents Observer