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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Police Foil Plot

ST. PETERSBURG -- Anti-terrorist police have thwarted a plan to assassinate Mayor Anatoly Sobchak and attack the Russian government headquarters in Moscow, police said Friday.

Alexander Kuznetsov, head of the anti-terrorist unit of the St. Petersburg counterintelligence service, said five terrorists were arrested Feb. 2 after stealing revolvers and 2,000 rounds of ammunition in an attack on security guards.