Russia Dismantles ISIS Cell in St. Petersburg

Russian security authorities announced on Friday the arrest of seven members of an ISIS terrorist cell. (Reuters)
Russian security authorities announced on Friday the arrest of seven members of an ISIS terrorist cell. (Reuters)
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Russia Dismantles ISIS Cell in St. Petersburg

Russian security authorities announced on Friday the arrest of seven members of an ISIS terrorist cell. (Reuters)
Russian security authorities announced on Friday the arrest of seven members of an ISIS terrorist cell. (Reuters)

Russian security authorities announced on Friday the arrest of seven members of an ISIS terrorist cell.

The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said the suspects were plotting a suicide bombing and a series of other explosions in St. Petersburg’s busiest areas this coming weekend

Interfax news agency reported that the suspects were arrested in St. Petersburg on December 13 and 14.

FSB said that a search of an apartment in the city found explosives, automatic weapons and extremist literature. It said the suspects had received instructions from ISIS.

Earlier this week, the FSB said it arrested several ISIS-linked suspects in Moscow where they were plotting a series of suicide bombings during the New Year's holiday season.

In April, a suicide bombing in the St. Petersburg's subway left 16 dead and wounded more than 50.



One Person Found Dead, 2 Missing in Switzerland Floods

This aerial photograph shows a view of the hamlet of Sorte, south of Lostallo in the Moesa Region in the Swiss canton of Graubunden (Grisons) after violent downpours caused floods and landslides on June 23, 2024. (Photo by Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP)
This aerial photograph shows a view of the hamlet of Sorte, south of Lostallo in the Moesa Region in the Swiss canton of Graubunden (Grisons) after violent downpours caused floods and landslides on June 23, 2024. (Photo by Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP)
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One Person Found Dead, 2 Missing in Switzerland Floods

This aerial photograph shows a view of the hamlet of Sorte, south of Lostallo in the Moesa Region in the Swiss canton of Graubunden (Grisons) after violent downpours caused floods and landslides on June 23, 2024. (Photo by Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP)
This aerial photograph shows a view of the hamlet of Sorte, south of Lostallo in the Moesa Region in the Swiss canton of Graubunden (Grisons) after violent downpours caused floods and landslides on June 23, 2024. (Photo by Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP)

Rescuers in Switzerland have found the body of one of three people who had gone missing on Saturday after massive thunderstorms and rainfall in the southeast of the country caused a rockslide, Swiss authorities say. The other two are still missing.
One woman was pulled out alive from the rubble earlier on Saturday morning, The Associated Press reported.
“Today is a sad day,” said Ignazio Cassis, member of the Swiss Federal Council, who addressed reporters Sunday after traveling to the region to show solidarity with the victims on behalf of the Swiss Federal Government.
A team of 200 rescuers has been searching for the missing people since Saturday with excavators, specially-trained search dogs, drones and army helicopters. But the likelihood of finding them alive is low, William Kloter from the Swiss police, who is heading the rescue operations, told reporters Sunday.
Search operations had to be halted during the night due to heavy rain.
The rockslide hit a group of three houses in the municipality of Lostallo in the Alpine valley of Misox in Graubünden.
Swiss authorities also said that a segment of the Swiss motorway A13 leading towards Italy had been completely submerged and destroyed by flooding. The major transit route between the key San Bernardino Pass and Roveredo in Graubünden will likely remain closed for several months.