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    In this grab taken from a footage provided by Russian Federal Security Service Press Service, explosive devices and ammunition confiscated from a group that Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) identified as Ukrainian 'saboteurs,' are placed on the floor by experts in Crimea on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

    Crimea Terror Plot Suspect Zakhtey Revealed to Operate Sabotage Group

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    One of the suspects in the thwarted terrorist plot on the Crimean peninsula late last week was revealed to operate a sabotage group and was found housing explosives, a Russian intelligence source said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The source said searches uncovered 6.6 pounds of explosives, a grenade and SIM cards inside a vehicle belonging to Andrey Zakhtey, the sabotage group’s operator.

    Separately, a suspect nicknamed "Yuzef" was tasked with planting dummy bombs – ranging from a bottle with a mobile phone and wires to four bars of soap wired to a watch – at the Simferopol airport to test local security services.

    On Wednesday, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had uncovered a spy ring over the weekend in Crimea organized by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, and prevented two Kiev-led terrorist attempts to break into the peninsula.

    In a statement broadcast by the Rossiya 24 news channel earlier in the day, one of the suspects confessed to planning to plant explosives in the Simferopol airport and bus terminal during the thwarted attack.

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