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FSB detains Central Asians on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks in St Petersburg

Russia's intelligence service FSB detained seven people coming from Central Asia on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg, FSB said on Friday.

"The Federal Security Service on July 28, 2017, detained a group of seven people, who come from the Central Asian region, as they are suspected of plotting terrorist attacks at St. Petersburg's railway transport and public places," FSB said.

Investigation is under way. FSB did not name the detainees.

On July 27, First Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Buksman said twelve terrorist attacks were prevented in Russia within six month - at the stages of plotting and attempting. One terrorist attack was organized, he said, - at St. Petersburg's underground on April 3. The blast claimed 14 lives, leaving more than 50 injured.

[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 28Jul17]

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