The Russian counterintelligence agency, FSB, has announced the arrest of two suspected supporters of the Islamic State group who according to the agency were planning a terror attack.
The FSB announced that the two men were arrested in an apartment in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, which is located on the Pacific island of Sakhalin. According to the statement one was a citizen of Russia and the other came from one of the former Soviet republics in Central Asia. The men were not identified.
The agency said that during a search of where they were living it found a homemade explosive device and IS propaganda literature.
The FSB believes they have prevented a terror attack. The announcement of this arrested comes less than a month after the suicide bombing on the St. Petersburg subway that killed 14 passengers. The bomber was from Kyrgyzstan.