Wilayat Khorasan, a branch of the Islamic State terrorist organization (IS, banned in Russia), has deployed around 5,000 terrorists to northern regions of Afghanistan bordering with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, Alexander Bortnikov, the head of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), said on Tuesday.
Report informs citing RIA Novosti that international terrorists are steadily gaining foothold in North Africa and in Asia. "We are especially concerned over terrorist groups transfer to northern Afghan provinces that border with CIS countries. IS branch Wilayat Khorasan has already deployed around 5,000 militants there. CIS citizens who have fought in Syria account for a great part of these militants," Bortnikov stressed in his address at the opening of the meeting of the Council of the Heads of Security Agencies and Intelligence Services of the CIS Member-States.