Russia’s top intelligence agency on Monday detained a member of the Islamic State terror group who had been trained to carry out a suicide attack against one of the leaders of India’s elite, state news agency TASS said in a report.
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Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said the man, who is from a Central Asian country, was recruited by one of the leaders of the Islamic State in Turkey sometime between April and June 2022.
According to a report in Aaj TakIndia will send a team of intelligence officials to interrogate the terrorist. News18 said his name is Azamov Mashrabkhon and he was born in 1992.
The man was connected to Islamic State through the Telegram app, where his companion ideologically indoctrinated the man, FSB’s Center for Public Relations (CPR) said. According to an Times now report, the Union Ministry of the Interior is monitoring the situation and the cyberspace is being closely monitored by relevant agencies.
The terrorist, who has not been identified by Russian intelligence, confessed to planning a terrorist act against a member of India’s ruling circles for insulting the Prophet Mohammed, TASS said.
A video of his interrogation has also been released by Russian intelligence. It shows the terrorist, with blurry face, talking about his education and how he swore allegiance to the head of the Islamic State.