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FSB foils terror attack on power facility in Kaliningrad Region

The motivation for the attack having been plotted was hatred for incumbent authorities, the Federal Security Service told TASS

MOSCOW, March 4. /TASS/. The Federal Security Service (FSB) has apprehended a Russian national plotting a terror attack on a power facility in the Kaliningrad Region out of hatred for authorities, the FSB press office told TASS on Thursday.

"The Federal Security Service has foiled a terror attack on a power facility in the Kaliningrad Region. A Russian national who was plotting to commit it out of hatred for incumbent authorities has been apprehended," the press office said.

The man was also recruiting residents of the Kaliningrad Region for participation in terror activity, the FSB said.

"An improvised explosive device, instructions on its production, components for synthesizing explosives and materials of insulting nature targeting the Russian executive and legislative authorities have been seized at his place of residence," it said.

The perpetrator called himself a suicide bomber in a video footage taken on the site. "Are you set to do it?" an FSB operative asks him. "Yes, I am a suicide bomber," the man replies.

As the FSB’s video shows, the man said witnesses were not needed during the search and refused to sign any papers. 

A criminal case has been opened against the terror attack plotter. A measure of restraint is being chosen for him, the FSB said.