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Terrorism warning in Siberia from Russia's secret services chief Alexander Bortnikov

By The Siberian Times reporter
10 June 2014

11 international terrorism cells 'terminated' in the last two years.

The Siberian Federal District is a target for international terrorist groups'. Picture: Trans-Baikal region police

The FSB director warned of a the threat to Siberia from both foreign cells and radical rightwing groups. 

'The Siberian Federal District, as a result of its industrial and defence potential, location, and high level of illegal immigration, is a target for international terrorist groups,' he warned at the National Anti-Terrorism Committee meeting.

Some 11 eleven cells of international terrorist groups 'have been terminated' over the past two years in Siberia.

There was also an increase in the number of 'radical right youth groups in Siberia that use means of terror and violence to achieve their objectives'.

Across the whole country,  the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) 'eliminated' 130 terrorists this year, including 21 leaders, and prevented six terrorist attacks. The FSB cut the number of terrorist activities almost in half so far in 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.

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