14:46 GMT04 August 2020
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    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Sputnik) - A sympathizer of the Daesh* terrorist group, who planned a terrorist attack in the Astrakhan region, has been detained, a spokesman for the regional department of the Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Tuesday.

    "During the urgent investigative [FSB] operation, the local man was detained at his place of residence in Astrakhan," the spokesman said.

    According to the FSB, a young man in his 30s swore allegiance to Daesh and planned "an armed attack on administrative buildings."

    The FSB also seized weapons, ammunition, grenades and extremist literature from the detainee.

    A criminal case was opened under articles related to terrorism and participation in a terrorist organization.

    *Daesh (also known as IS/ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.

    Daesh, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), Russia
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