The members of the terrorist cell of the Islamic State detained by the federal security service FSB in Dagestan and Chechnya had been plotting an attack on police with a bomb to be dropped from a quadcopter, as follows from a video testimony by one of the detainees.
“I was making preparations for making an armed attack against a traffic or police patrol. I made a plan and was going to purchase a quadcopter to equip it with a release mechanism, made in the Islamic State. My intention was to use a makeshift bomb stuffed with shrapnel and attached to a quadcopter. I planned an attack from the air,” the man says on a video released by the FSB.
The man testified he was the organizer of a possible attack.
“My group was to consist of four members,” he said.
The FSB detained five members of an underground cell of the international terrorist organization Islamic State (outlawed in Russia) in Makhachkala and Grozny.
The plotters were planning terrorist crimes, including attacks on police in Kaspiysk and Grozny. They used instructions received via the Internet and were getting ready to make a make-shift explosive device, the FSB’s public relations center told TASS. The detention was carried out in cooperation with the Interior Ministry.
As a result of the searches FSB operatives seized components for making improvised explosive devices, a home-made handgun, six hand grenades, three combat knives, two magazines for the Kalashnikov assault rifle, 80 cartridges of different caliber, and suicide notes.