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Russian Security Services Say Terror Attack Foiled


Russia's counterterrorism agency says its forces have foiled a terror attack on Moscow.

In a statement issued on May 20, the National Antiterror Committee said two of the suspected plotters were killed after a gunbattle on the outskirts of Moscow, and a third suspect was arrested.

One special forces official was slightly injured.

The committee said all three suspects were ethnic Russians.

It said all three men were suspected of having received training in the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

No further information on the apparent foiled plot was immediately available.

A Kremlin spokesman said President Vladimir Putin has been informed about the situation.

The last major terrorist attack in Moscow was a suicide bombing at Domodedovo International Airport in January 2011 that left 37 people dead.

Based on reporting ITAR-TASS, Interfax, and AFP
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