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Russia: Leader of Daesh Cell Blows Himself Up During Detention

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The Russian security service [FSB] announced it had foiled the Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL' group] cell planning terror attacks in Russia's south.


The members of the cell were planning "resonant terror attacks" on the territory of Russia with the use of firearms and improvised explosive devices, according to the FSB.

The cell was guided by emissaries from Syria, the agency stated.

The Russian security service [FSB] said that the head of the terrorist cell that planned attacks in Russia's Rostov region was killed by an improvised explosive device blast during detention.

"During an operation, the leader of the cell put up armed resistance, and triggered and improvised explosive device, eventually receiving fatal injuries," the statement added.

The FSB specified where the operation took place, noting only that Ak-47, hand grenades, manuals for production of IEDs were found at the site.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team