Moscow - A possible terrorist attack in Moscow was thwarted after Russian counter terrorism agents raided a home containing the suspects.
The suspects are reportedly Russian citizens, and are said to have received training in the Afghan-Pakistan border region.
An unnamed official speaking of the arrests and plot, said that the suspects were planning to target central Moscow, with the investigation ongoing before more information is released.
The raid on the suspects home turned violent, with at least two of the suspects killed in a shootout, and a third being apprehended.
The Russian capital has been previously hit by attacks, mainly by Chechen rebels. In 2011 the capitals airport was struck by a suicide bomber, killing 37 people, and injuring 173.
And In 2010, Moscow's metro system was struck by two female suicide bombers, leaving at least 40 dead, with over a hundred wounded.
MOSCOW, May 20 (RIA Novosti) – Russian police killed two suspected militants and detained another in a special operation outside Moscow on Monday, preventing a terror attack in the capital, the National Antiterrorism Committee (NAK) said.
The special operation took place in the town of Orekhovo-Zuyevo in the Moscow Region, NAK said.
“The militants were besieged in the course of a special operation, but opened fire after they were asked to surrender. Two of them were killed and another detained as a result of a rapid shootout,” NAK said in a statement adding that one policemen was wounded in the operation.
The suspects were Russian citizens who had returned from the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region, where they underwent special training in preparing terror attacks, NAK said