The FSB has announced that they have eliminated terrorists in Russia’s Saratov region, thereby foiling a clandestine plot to perform an attack on Russian soil.
“As a result of an investigation, the Federal Security Service thwarted a terror act in the Saratov Region plotted by members of a clandestine terrorist cell,” the FSB said.
The Sputnik report continues:
According to the statement, the criminals opened fire when the security forces tried to stop their car on Sunday. They were killed in retaliatory fire.
Guns, a hand grenade and homemade explosive device have been found at the incident site, the FSB added.
Earlier in December, Russian Federal Security Service detained in Moscow nine members of the so-called migrant help center over issuing documents for terrorists’ supporters and illegal migrants.
In early January, Russian security service neutralized a Daesh* member, who plotted a terrorist attack on the presidential election day in the city of Nizhny Novgorod.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia
Naturally, we only hear the tip of the iceberg of what is actually going on, and we can be sure Russia is performing plenty of actions against terrorism which we may never know about.
This is also an example of why it is so infuriating when we hear from western pundits hiding across the sea or the ocean, that Russia is “not doing enough” or “needs to step up their game” against terror.
Russia shares a land border with the middle east, and as a result, the threat towards Russia is eminently more real, and we have already reported on countless examples of the FSB neutralizing these threats, before they carry out their attacks. While it would be nice if they did not have to play ‘Wack-a-Terrorist’, and the threat ended altogether, it is still comforting to know wherever terror may go, the FSB is there to destroy the foe.