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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Patrushev Says Summit Attacks Foiled

Federal Security Service chief Nikolai Patrushev said his agency had prevented terrorist attacks during several international summits held in Russia.

Addressing the Federation Council, Patrushev said Friday that "preventative actions helped thwart bandit leaders' plans for conducting terror attacks and hurting Russia on the international arena," Interfax reported.

Patrushev said terror attacks had been planned for the Group of Eight summit in St. Petersburg last July and Russian-EU summits in Sochi in May 2006 and in Samara last month. He would not give any details.

Patrushev also said the FSB had detected an increase in the number of terrorist training camps abroad where terrorist acts on Russian soil are being planned. He said the number of terrorist acts in Russia has declined sharply in the last two years -- 112 last year compared to 257 in 2005 -- and that this year alone authorities had prevented more than 300 terrorist acts.