The man intended to blow a police station. He wore “a mask with words in Arabic on it” and had “incendiary bottles and a home-made low-TNT explosive device.”
According to the information provided by Belapan news agency, on 24 May, 2012 the armed man was detained not far from a police station in the town of Zhlobin (Homel region). The alleged terrorist “made an attempt to perform terroristic acts towards the MIA directorate workers in their home-station,” the KGB Centre for Information and Public Relations reports.
The KGB office in Homel region has initiated a criminal case. The detainee is a connected to a criminal gang which illegally channels citizens of Afghanistan to one of European countries.
It is the fifth time that security forces have reported on the threat of terrorism over the past two months. On April 12, 2012 The Belarusian state security agency (KGB) arrested two Chechens who were presumably wanted on a charge of shooting dead the police patrol in Grozny. On April 19, the KGB office in the Homel region said that the improvised explosive device in one of Homel stores had been set off «for carrying out actions of the terrorist nature». KGB officials said that the explosion might well have been a result of a war between groups engaged in illegal immigration of foreigners moving to Homel under the veil of studying at local universities. On April 25, 2012 the grenade detonation in the town of Kobryn (Brest region) caused death of two men, a father and son. One of the versions considered by the investigators is North Caucasian terrorists’ implication. Om May 7, 2012 The Minsk police arrested a group of Egyptians going to Europe «with extremist intentions».