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Russia destroys IS-linked terrorist cell

Xinhua, March 6, 2017 Adjust font size:

Russian security forces had busted a criminal cell linked to the Islamic State (IS) in the country's Dagestan region, Russia's National Anti-terrorism Committee (NAC) said Sunday.

The Federal Security Service and Interior Ministry forces killed one suspect and detained three others of an IS-related cell in the Republic of Dagestan, said an NAC statement.

The four suspects plotted attacks on government bodies and local residents in Dagestan, said NAC.

Dagestan is a hotbed of Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus close to the conflict-ridden Middle East. Repeated violent attacks have plagued the region for years. Endit