Moscow: The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia said on Monday that its officials have detained a suicide bomber, a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, who was plotting a terrorist attack against one of India’s leadership elite.
ISIS planned attack on India
“The FSB of Russia has identified and detained a member of the Islamic State, a banned international terrorist organization in Russia,” the FSB said in a statement.
“He is a native of a country in the Central Asian region. He had planned to commit a terrorist act against one of the representatives of the ruling circles of India by blowing himself up.”
Recruitment in Turkey
The statement said the detained terrorist was recruited by one of the ISIS leaders as a suicide bomber in Turkey.
Islamic State (ISIS) and all its manifestations have been notified as terrorist organizations and included in the First Schedule to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA) by the central government.
Keeping a close eye on ISIS cyber cell
According to the Interior Ministry, the ISIS is using various internet-based social media platforms to propagate its ideology. In this regard, cyberspace is being closely monitored by the agencies concerned and action is being taken as per law.