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Moscow Court Jails Six Men For Planning Terrorist Act

A military court in the Russian capital has sentenced six men to prison terms of 11 to 14 years after finding them guilty of planning a terrorist attack on a Moscow suburb in 2014.

The Moscow Regional Military Court on March 10 also found the defendants guilty of illegally producing and distributing weapons.

Investigators said that Semed Nurmagomedov, Azim Ismailov, along with brothers Vagid and Yusuf Guseikhanov, as well another pair of brothers, Asret and Ildarkhan Rizakhanov, planned to carry out a major terrorist act in the town of Odintsovo in 2014 during celebrations marking the end of World War II.

Police apprehended the six shortly before they allegedly were set to carry out the attack on May 9, investigators said.

Police say they also discovered a large cache of ammunition and an explosive device when a search was conducted at the apartment the men were renting in Odintsovo.

Based on reporting by Rapsinews, TASS, and Interfax

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