11:25 GMT27 January 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Friday it had prevented a terror attack that a 17-year-old male wanted to stage in the city of Tambov.

    According to the Federal Security Service, the teenager planned to use an improvised explosive device.

    "The FSB has prevented a terror attack in the city of Tambov. A Russian citizen, born in 2003, was detained for plotting the attack", the FSB said in a press release.

    The young man, who was "a supporter of destructive subcultures", obtained instructions for making the bomb online.

    Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB).
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    Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB).

    Explosives and components for creating a bomb were seized from the apartment he rented. Authorities launched a criminal investigation into the incident.

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