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    “U.S. Embassy Alerts Citizens of Potential Moscow Attack, Advises Against Crowded Events”

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    "U.S. Embassy Alerts Citizens of Potential Moscow Attack, Advises Against Crowded Events"

    The Islamic State cell known as ISIS-Khorasan has been implicated in a foiled terrorist plot in Moscow, prompting heightened security alerts and warnings from the U.S. embassy in Russia. The U.S. embassy issued a cautionary notice advising its citizens to steer clear of large gatherings in the Russian capital, citing reports of an imminent attack by extremists.

    According to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), a cell affiliated with ISIS-Khorasan had orchestrated plans to carry out a shooting at a synagogue in Moscow. The militants, based in the Kaluga region of Russia, were reportedly thwarted by Russian special forces during a confrontation. The FSB disclosed that firearms, ammunition, and materials for constructing an improvised explosive device were confiscated during the operation.

    While the U.S. embassy’s warning coincides with the revelation of the foiled terrorist plot, a direct link between the two remains unclear. Nevertheless, the embassy urged American citizens in Russia to depart immediately as a precautionary measure.

    The heightened security concerns come at a time of escalating tensions between Russia and the West, primarily fueled by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The Kremlin has accused the United States of backing Ukraine against Russian interests, further straining diplomatic relations.

    ISIS-Khorasan, operating as a branch of the Islamic State, aims to establish a caliphate spanning several countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Iran. The group’s presence in Russia underscores the global reach of extremist organizations and the persistent threat they pose to international security.

    As authorities continue to monitor the situation and investigate potential threats, vigilance remains paramount, particularly in crowded public spaces. Both Russian and international security forces remain on high alert to prevent any further acts of terrorism and ensure the safety of citizens.

    Sources By Agencies

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