Russian cops ambush Taliban-trained terrorists in Moscow
The suspected terrorists who were terminated in the town of Orekhovo-Zuyevo were suspected of planning to conduct a terrorist attack at a well-attended event in downtown Moscow, the spokesman for the Russian government noted.
Russian cops in Moscow seen arresting terrorism suspects.
The three Russians are said to have arrived in Russia about four weeks ago following their training at a Taliban camp in Pakistan. According to an American intelligence analyst, Douglas Menchen, the Russian Islamists were trained in combat, tactics and sabotage at the Taliban camp.
During Monday's intense combat between cops and suspected terrorists there were no casualties among civilians, Menchen noted.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin was reportedly briefed immediately about the anti-terrorist operation and pledged to continue a zero-tolerance policy regarding terrorism.
Russian security forces are trying to curtail the activities of Islamists in the North Caucasus where radical jihadists wish to build an Islamist state separate from Russia.
Dagestan, on the Caspian Sea, is the area that U.S. investigators are looking at during their investigation of alleged ties between Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -- the Boston Marathon bombers -- and the Islamist Chechens who are accused of carrying out the Boston bombings and who lived briefly in Dagestan, and militants in the North Caucasus.
Jim Kouri, Law Enforcement Examiner
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