Two suspected perpetrators of attacks in Russia were eliminated in the country’s southern Stavropol Region with one of them being trained in Daesh military camp, the National Antiterrorism Committee (NAC) said in a statement Saturday.

According to the data obtained by the security forces, the criminals planned to carry out attacks “including killings of religious figures and other civilian people.”

“Those in the car opened fire from the automatic weapon and tried to escape. The two criminals were eliminated with retaliatory fire. The neutralized criminals were preliminarily identified: one of them was the leader of the cell who had been trained in the IS [Daesh] camps and arrived to Russia to carry out terror attacks, while the other was its active member,” the statement said.

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