FSB prevented six terror attacks in the Stavropol territory in 2002

Officers of the Federal Security Service's department for the Stavropol Territory, bordering on Chechnya, have prevented six terror attacks in the Stavropol Territory this year.

As Major-General Oleg Dukanov, the new head of the FSB Department, said to a press conference, law-enforcement agencies' work was hampered by the fact that over 500 criminal cases on the terrorist activity in the neighbouring republics (Kabardin-Balkaria, Karachai-Cerkessia, and other regions) were referred to regional courts.

"No other constituent member of the Russian Federation is under such pressure," Oleg Dukanov said.