The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), Monday, said that its officers had detained a suicide bomber, a member of the ISIS terrorist group, who was plotting a terrorist attack against one of India’s leadership elite, Russia news agency Sputnik reported.
“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.
The detained was recruited by the ISIS as a suicide bomber in Turkey, the statement added. This story is still developing and more information is awaited in this regard.
Islamic State and all its manifestations have been notified as Terrorist Organization and included in the First Schedule to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 by the Central Government.
Following the row stirred by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s comments on the Islamic Prophet Mohammed, the Islamic State has threatened to carry out attacks across India.
What is the FSB?
The FSB is the principal security agency of Russia and the main successor agency to the Soviet Union’s KGB. Its primary responsibilities are within the country and include counter-intelligence, internal and border security, counter-terrorism, and surveillance as well as investigating some other types of serious crimes and federal law violations.
It is headquartered in Lubyanka Square, Moscow’s center, in the main building of the former KGB. The director of the FSB is appointed by and directly answerable to the president of Russia.