Terrorist attack foiled in Moscow
MOSCOW: Russian law enforcement agencies have foiled another extremist attack on targets in Moscow, the FSB security agency said on Saturday, two weeks after a series of devastating strikes killed more than 400 people within days in the country.
“As part of anti-terror measures in Moscow and Russia, police and the FSB have found and defused explosive devices in cars in Moscow,” FSB (ex-KGB) spokesman Sergei Ignatchenko was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.
The explosives and mines were discovered in a car after police stopped it late on Friday and became suspicious of the driver, who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics, he said.
Under questioning, the man confessed that he was promised 1,000 dollars to drive and park his and another car on Kutuzovsky Prospekt, a major thoroughfare in Moscow that many government officials use to get to their residences, he said. FSB sappers defused the explosives in one of the vehicles overnight, as residents from neighboring houses were evacuated to a nearby school, NTV reported.
The detained driver later died in hospital of a heart attack, unnamed police officials told Russian news agencies. afp