MOSCOW, June 26. /TASS/. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has eliminated a member of the Islamic State terrorist organization, who set up a laboratory to produce explosives, and was conspiring to carry out a terror attack in a crowded area, in the city of Saratov, the FSB Public Relations Center informed TASS.
"The Federal Security Service foiled a plot for a terror attack concocted by a member of the Islamic State international terrorist organization to be carried out in crowded places," the press service reported.
The FSB pointed out that "having sworn fealty to the leadership of the terrorist organization and acting under its command, the Russian national purchased weapons of destruction and components to produce improvised explosive devices in a makeshift laboratory for synthesizing explosive substances in <…> Saratov."
"The felon put up armed resistance to his arrest and was neutralized by the FSB. Neither officers nor civilians were injured," the federal law enforcement agency noted.
Small arms, munitions, an improvised explosive device, as well as components for making some booby-trapped explosives were seized, in addition a criminal investigation has been launched.