Rise in extremist attacks as the U.S. Embassy in Moscow issues warning of ISIS-K

US-Embassy-in-Moscow The U.S. Embassy and the national flag are seen in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Revelation 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • The U.S. Embassy in Moscow early Friday warned of an “imminent” extremist attack in Russia and alerted American citizens that they may be in danger.
  • The warning comes a day after Russian authorities said they killed Islamic State militants who were plotting a terrorist attack on a Moscow synagogue.
  • “The Embassy is monitoring reports that extremists have imminent plans to target large gatherings in Moscow, to include concerts, and U.S. citizens should be advised to avoid large gatherings over the next 48 hours,” the U.S. Embassy in Moscow said in a brief statement on its website.
  • On Thursday, Russia’s Federal Security Service, or FSB, said it foiled a planned attack against a Moscow synagogue. FSB officials said that an Islamic State cell had plans to kill worshippers at the synagogue, according to media reports.
  • “During their arrest, the terrorists put up armed resistance against FSB officers, and as a result, they were neutralized by return fire,” the FSB said in a statement, according to English-language media accounts.
  • “Firearms, ammunition, as well as components for creating improvised explosive devices were found and seized,” the security service said.
  • Russian officials said the attack was being planned by the Islamic State’s Afghan affiliate, known as Islamic State-Khorasan, or ISIS-K.
  • That group is believed to have been responsible for the August 2021 suicide bombing that killed 13 U.S. Marines at the Kabul airport during America’s frantic military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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