U.S. Embassy in Moscow Warns of ‘Imminent’ Terrorist Attack

The US embassy in Moscow said on Thursday it was aware of “imminent plans” by “extremists” to target public rallies in the Russian capital over the next two days.

“The embassy is monitoring reports that extremists have imminent plans to target large gatherings in Moscow, including concerts,” the embassy said in a security alert to U.S. citizens living in Russia.

“US citizens should be advised to avoid large gatherings for the next 48 hours,” it added.

It was not immediately clear which ‘reports’ the embassy was referring to in its statement.

Earlier on Thursday, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had killed Islamic State militants who were planning a “terrorist attack” on a synagogue in Moscow, but it was not clear whether the US embassy referred to that incident in its security alert.

There was no immediate comment from the Russian government.

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