December 15, 2017 / 11:50 AM / 10 months ago

Russia detains seven members of Islamic State cell planning attack: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s FSB security service said on Friday it had detained seven members of an Islamic State cell who had been planning attacks in public places, the Interfax news agency reported, citing an FSB statement.

The members of the group had been detained in St Petersburg on Dec. 13-14, the FSB said, according to Interfax.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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