Teenager Plotting Terror Attack Arrested in Russia


The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Friday it had prevented a terror attack that a 17-year-old male wanted to stage in the city of Tambov, Sputnik reports.

According to the Federal Security Service, the teenager planned to use an improvised explosive device.

“The FSB has prevented a terror attack in the city of Tambov. A Russian citizen, born in 2003, was detained for plotting the attack,” the FSB said in a press release.

The young man, who was “a supporter of destructive subcultures”, obtained instructions for making the bomb online.

Explosives and components for creating a bomb were seized from the apartment he rented. Authorities launched a criminal investigation into the incident.