Six Russian ISIS terror suspects arrested in massive sting operation in three cities across the US

Six Russian ISIS terror suspects arrested in massive sting operation in three cities across the US
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SIX suspected terrorists with ties to ISIS have been arrested across three different cities in America as part of a huge sting operation, it has been claimed.

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The FBI reportedly worked with cops from Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia before the Russians were arrested over fears of a bomb plot.

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The six arrested Russians allegedly had ties to ISIS – an Islamist extremist terror groupCredit: AFP or Licensors
An explosion erupts at the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013

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An explosion erupts at the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013Credit: Reuters
ISIS-K killed around 140 people when they attacked a concert hall in Moscow in March

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ISIS-K killed around 140 people when they attacked a concert hall in Moscow in March

FBI agents raised the alarm with ICE, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, prompting the impressive op which culminated last week.

Two ICE sources told The New York Post they nabbed the six Russian nationals, originally from Tajikistan, over fears of an attack like the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

A wire-tap operation caught one of the suspects talking about bombs, they revealed.

One of the ICE insiders said: “Remember the Boston Marathon [bombing]? I’m afraid something like that might happen again or worse.”

The same arrested man caught discussing bombs was let go by federal authorities at America’s southern border – with a court date set for 2025.

But it was later revealed that he in fact had ties to ISIS, the sources said.

In April, FBI director Chris Wray issued a warning to Americans over possible terrorist plots on US soil.

He said the group could try to exploit the same southern border and the country was at risk for a “coordinated attack”.

The intelligence boss told a US government House committee: “Our most immediate concern has been that individuals or small groups will draw twisted inspiration from the events in the Middle East to carry out attacks here at home.

“But now, increasingly concerning is the potential for a coordinated attack here in the homeland, akin to the ISIS-K attack we saw at the Russia concert hall a couple weeks ago.”

Wray had also expressed concerns with the US Senate about a human smuggling network at the southern border possibly tied to groups affiliated with ISIS.

What happened during the Boston Marathon Bombing?

THE BOSTON Marathon bombing was a horrific act of terrorism committed by Islamic extremists on US soil.

On April 15, 2013, the race started out as normal but towards the end, two pressure cooker bombs detonated approximately 210 yards apart at the finish line on Boylston Street near Copley Square.

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The first exploded outside Marathon Sports at 671–673 Boylston Street at 2.49pm.

Fourteen seconds later, a second bomb exploded a block further west at 755 Boylston Street.

The race had been going for just over four hours when the devices were detonated, blowing out all the windows in the nearby buildings.

The explosions killed three people and injured and maimed at least 264 others.

The casualties were so extensive that 27 local hospitals were needed to treat the wounded.

At least 14 people required amputations, with some suffering traumatic amputations as a direct result of the blasts.

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It came after a horrific attack by ISIS-K – a deadly splinter group of the Islamic death cult – on a concert hall in Moscow.

Terrorists stormed the building, unleashing hellfire with machine guns and sparking a huge fire to stop survivors from getting out alive.

Around 140 people died in the ambush.

US embassies in Russia had warned before the attack on March 22 that an extremist plot against large gatherings was possible.

In the months since ISIS have issued repeated threats against major sports events including the Champions League and the upcoming 2024 Euros.

Europe and the US remain on alert as they watch out for possible attacks at the Paris Olympics, and elsewhere.

Only days ago a suspected Russian-Ukrainian terrorist was arrested in Paris after causing an explosion by the city’s biggest airport.

The 26-year-old set off a bomb made with “Mother of Satan” chemicals in a hotel room and faces a range of terrorism-related charges.

His improvised explosive was made with TATP – dubbed the “Mother of Satan” by terror groups ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

In Germany last week a police officer was killed after a lone knifeman attacked a far-right anti-Islam politician during a rally.

Although not confirmed as a terrorist attack, Germany’s federal prosecutor said they were taking over the investigation because of “clear indications” of an Islamist motive.

And on Saturday German cops arrested a suspected ISIS terrorist when he tried to apply to work at the Euros game this Friday in Munich.

Anti-terror investigators caught Soufian T, 23, who is said to have applied to get a pass as a security guard for “side events” outside the football stadium.

When authorities checked his application to become a member of staff, they found that state security had deemed Soufian an extremist.

US Border Patrol police intervene with migrants crossing the border

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US Border Patrol police intervene with migrants crossing the border
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the Boston Marathon

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Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the Boston MarathonCredit: AP



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