They do not want to travel to Syria as a volunteer for Russian terrorists in international terrorist organizations, and at the command of their leaders, they are creating cells for local terrorist acts, said Andrej Kokourov, deputy head of the Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee on Tuesday at a Moscow Forum.
According to Kokourov, Russian services have noticed an intensified “self-radicalization” tendency, meaning that more and more people become radical followers of radical ideologies without external influence and recruitment. As he said, the attack on Chechnya at the end of August was not the only case when minors were involved in the assassination.
In the North Caucasus, on August 20, five boys between the ages of 11 and 17 attacked policemen at four locations. Assassinations with the deaths of the four offenders were committed by the Islamic State terrorist organization.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov declared that the assassins were trying to disrupt the Muslim sacrifice of the Kurban Bajram (eid al-adha). He said that terrorists are trying to target teenagers in Chechnya.