Guns, bomb parts found in raid on Islamic State cell, Russia says

Russia’s TASS News agency says a large cache of weapons were found in a raid on an Islamic State cell accused of plotting to attack a Moscow synagogue.

“Firearms, ammunition, as well as components for the manufacture of an improvised explosive device were found and seized,” it says.

Russian security agency FSB says the ISIS cell was based in Kaluga, southwest of Moscow; its members were killed when they put up resistance, according to state media reports.

The Zvezda news outlet, close to Russia’s army and security apparatus, publishes an FSB video appearing to show two dead bodies inside a house, alongside guns, ammunition and knives found during a search.

The FSB does not say how many people were killed in the operation.

It says the fighters were members of the Afghan branch of Islamic State, but did not state their citizenship.

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