Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) requested the arrest of a Central Asian national who was preparing a terrorist attack in Moscow and Moscow region, Moscow’s Meshchansky court told Sputnik on Friday.
The FSB said on Thursday it had detained two Central Asian individuals who were preparing terror attacks in Moscow and Moscow Region on September 1, when the school year kicks off in Russia.
FSB officials said that the detainees were members of the terrorist group Daesh, banned in Russia. One of those detained intended to detonate himself in a crowd, the FSB added.
"We received a document on selection of measure of restraint in the form of detention," the court’s spokeswoman said.
Russia remains threatened by Daesh and other terrorist groups, the FSB head said in early August.
Moscow has been conducting a military operation against terrorist groups in Syria since Septmeber 30, 2015, at President Bashar Assad's request.