Seven suspected Islamic State militants, who were allegedly planning terrorist attacks in Moscow and St Petersburg, have been arrested, according to Russia’s security services.

Those detained were Russian nationals and citizens of Central Asian states, the FSB said.

Sky’s Russia correspondent, John Sparks, said the group were arrested in Yekaterinburg.

“The police say that they have also found a lab for manufacturing explosives and the group were being led by an Islamic State fighter who had arrived from Turkey.

“I don’t think this comes a surprise to people here in Russia as it is a prime target for terrorism because of its bombing campaign in Syria now entering the fifth month.

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