Russia thwarts planned terrorist attack on Moscow Synagogue

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), successfully averted a potentially devastating terrorist attack aimed at a Moscow synagogue. According to the FSB’s public relations center, the assailant, originating from one of the Central Asian countries, intended to carry out the attack during a period of significant congregation at the religious Jewish institution.

The Jerusalem Post has reached out to the Moscow Jewish community, which affirmed the report. 

According to the report, the individual in question, born in 2002 and previously incarcerated in his native country for a non-terrorism-related crime, had established connections with individuals convicted for their involvement in terrorist activities. Influenced by these associations, he adopted the ideology of an international terrorist organization, which remains unnamed but is known to be banned within the Russian Federation…”

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