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31 Dec 2019 | 03:32 PM UTC

Russia: Security forces foil St. Petersburg terror plot December 29

Two Russian nationals arrested over plot to attack New Year festivities in St. Petersburg December 29; vigilance advised

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Event

Officials announced on Sunday, December 29, that security forces had foiled a terror attack that was to target New Year festivities in St. Petersburg. Two Russian nationals were detained on December 27 on suspicion of plotting the attack. Russian authorities reportedly received a tip from US intelligence services, which led to the arrests.

A heightened security presence remains possible in Russia amid New Year celebrations.

Advice

Individuals in Russia are advised to remain vigilant due to the continuing terror threat, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, and report any suspicious objects or behavior.