03:33 GMT04 April 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) on Sunday said its agents had neutralised a militant near the city of Ufa, who planned to carry out a terror attack.

    "The criminal was neutralised in an exchange of fire. A gun and a ready-for-use improvised explosive device were found at the scene of the shootout. According to reports, the neutralised bandit intended to carry out a terrorist attack", the NAC said.

    There were no victims in the incident, it added.

    According to the NAC, the officers attempted to stop a car with the armed bandit on a highway in the suburbs of Ufa on Saturday at about 14:00 GMT. When demanded to lay down his arms and surrender to the authorities, the bandit opened fire.

    On 20 March, the Russian Federal Security Service said it had stopped a secret cell of the Daesh* terrorist group that had collected some $26,000 for Daesh militants.

    The special operation was carried out jointly with the financial watchdog in Crimea, Komi, and Rostov region.

    *Daesh (aka Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL) is a terror group banned in Russia

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