Russia foils terror attack on Moscow: Official

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian security services said on Monday that they had foiled a terror attack on Moscow, killing two of the plotters and arresting another.

"Our forceful actions prevented an attempted act of terror in the capital," the National Anti-Terror Committee said in a statement.

The statement said the men, all three of them ethnic Russians, were detected on the outskirts of Moscow. A gunfight erupted during their attempted arrest which left a Russian federal security official lightly injured.

The committee added that all three men are suspected of having received their training in the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The Kremlin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been personally informed about the foiled plot.