MOSCOW (Sputnik) — There is evidence that Daesh jihadist group leaders are plotting terrorist acts in Russia, Federal Security Service (FSB) director Alexander Bortnikov said at a National Antiterrorism Committee session Tuesday.
"At present, a large amount of operational information is coming out indicating that leaders of terrorist groups operating in the Middle East as part of the so-called Islamic State [Daesh] are intent on carrying out terrorist attacks in various regions of the world, including in Russia," Bortnikov said.
11 April 2017, 08:07 GMT
On April 3, an explosion occurred in the St. Petersburg underground on the stretch of rail between the Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut metro stations at around 3 p.m. local time (12:00 GMT). The blast killed at least 14 people, according to Russian Minister of Healthcare Veronika Skvortsova. Forty-nine people were wounded.
Russia's Investigative Committee has opened a criminal investigation into a suspected terrorist attack but is also checking other versions.