MOSCOW, January 22. /TASS/. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has thwarted a terrorist attack on law enforcement officers in the Bashkortostan region and detained a Russian national who was preparing the attack, the FSB said in a statement on Friday.
"The Federal Security Service has thwarted a terrorist attack in the Republic of Bashkortostan. The FSB’s operation resulted in the detention of a Russian national, born in 1995, who was making preparations to attack law enforcement officers," the statement reads.
The FSB refrained from making the man’s identity public, citing its ongoing investigation. According to the FSB, firearms, ammunition and parts of an improvised explosive device were seized from his secret cache. Bomb-making manuals and correspondence with emissaries of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham international terrorist organization outlawed in Russia were found on his communication devices, proving his criminal intentions.
The FSB also released a video showing the suspected terrorist next to his cache of arms. "Here I intended to obtain weapons and a homemade explosive device to blow people up," he said in response to an investigator’s question.