Russian Security Office Attacked by Suicide Bomber

The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation is known as the FSB.

The FSB is Russia’s successor to the KGB of the former USSR, meaning they are Russia’s internal security including employing nearly 200,000 border guards.  

Some have compared the FSB as a spy agency, border patrol and FBI all rolled into one organization.

It was established in 1995 after USSR collapsed and tried to reform as the Russian Federation

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Earlier this week, a 17-year-old male from Arkhangelsk, walked into the local FSB office and detonated a bomb.

The teen was killed in the explosion that also caused extensive damage to the FSB office.

BBC – A 17-year-old has died of his wounds after detonating explosives in an office of Russia’s FSB federal security service in the north-western city of Arkhangelsk, officials say.

Three FSB employees were hurt when the explosives went off just inside the building at around 09:00 (06:00 GMT).

The blast caused serious damage.

A CCTV image of the suspect emerged soon afterwards, along with a message he allegedly posted on social media just before the blast.

Although the authenticity of the message posted on an anarchist chat group has not been confirmed, the user identifies himself as an anarcho-communist and claims the FSB “fabricates cases and tortures people”…

The bomber was identified as a student at a local technical college who reportedly didn’t drink, smoke or swear and was a least likely suspect to carry out a suicide bombing.

Arkhangelsk is located about 750 miles north of Moscow, along the banks of the Dvina River and White Sea.

The city is a chief seaport and has major railroads running directly south to Moscow.

There has been no motive of the bombing of the FSB office, but some speculate that it may have to do with the FSB handling of some who have plotted violent uprisings against Putin and his government.



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