MOSCOW, October 15. /TASS/. Members of the outlawed terrorist organization who were liquidated in Volgograd had plotted a terrorist attack near The Motherland Calls memorial, as follows from a video released by the Public Relations Center of the Federal Security Service (FSB) on Thursday.
On a map of Volgograd confiscated from the terrorists the monument was circled in black as a likely target of an act of sabotage.
The FSB on Thursday released a video of a special operation to neutralize members of the terrorist organization Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad (outlawed in Russia), who had been plotting terrorist attacks in Volgograd. The nighttime operation was held in the woods where the terrorists had kept a cache. The footage shows bodies of the killed terrorists and containers with explosives, incendiary bottles, nails that were to be used as shrapnel, and hand grenades, as well as a map showing a likely route and sites selected for terrorist attacks.
The FSB’s Public Relations Center said two members of a cell of the terrorist organization Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad had been neutralized in Volgograd. Their activity had been coordinated from the territory of Syria. During the detention the ringleader and his accomplice were trying to retrieve terrorist gear from a cache. Both offered armed resistance and were neutralized.
Both members of the terrorist cell were from a Central Asian country.