The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said that its officers 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" to avenge insult to Prophet Muhammad.
The detained ISIS recruit said during interrogation that he was was supposed to be given things in India to “commit a terrorist attack at the behest of the IS for insult to Prophet Muhammad".
“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.
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According to the Russian security agency, the detained ISIS bomber was recruited between the period April-June this year in Turkey and his indoctrination was carried out remotely through the Telegram app.
“It has been established that a foreigner in the period from April to June 2022, while on the territory of the Republic of Turkey, was recruited by one of the leaders of the ITO “IS" as a suicide bomber. His indoctrination was carried out remotely through the accounts of the messenger Telegram and during personal meetings in Istanbul by a representative of the terrorist organization, the Russian security agency statement said.
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“As a result, the terrorist took an oath of allegiance to the Amir of IS. After that, he was given the task of leaving for Russia and completing the necessary documents and flying to India to commit a high-profile terrorist act," the FSB added.
The central government has notified Islamic State (IS) and all its manifestations as Terrorist Organization and included in the First Schedule to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
According to Union 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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