Russia Detains IS Suicide Bomber Plotting Terror Attack In India

The detained was recruited by one of the IS leaders as a suicide bomber in Turkey, the statement added.
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The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on Monday reportedly detained a suicide bomber, a member of the Islamic State terrorist group, who was allegedly plotting a terrorist attack against one of India's leadership elite.

"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 as reported by Russia news agency Sputnik.

The detained was recruited by one of the IS leaders as a suicide bomber in Turkey, the statement added.

More information is however awaited as it is a developing story.

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.

According to Home Ministry, IS is using various internet-based social media platforms to propagate its ideology. Cyberspace is being closely watched in this regard by the agencies concerned and action is taken as per law.

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