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Russian Security Services Say Terror Attack Foiled

Scenes Of A Shootout In The Moscow Suburbsi
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May 21, 2013
Russian security services on May 20 conducted an operation that they say thwarted a planned terrorist attack in the capital city. Police and security forces closed off a neighborhood in the Moscow suburb of Orekhovo-Zuyevo and engaged the suspects in a gunbattle, killing two and capturing one. RFE/RL's Russian Service filed this footage from the scene of the fighting.
WATCH: Visiting the scene of the shoot-out in Moscow
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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