US Embassy warns of terror threat targeting crowds in Moscow, urges caution
Moscow. Kremlin (Photo: EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV)

The US Embassy in Moscow issued a warning about the threat of terrorist acts in the Russian capital in the next 48 hours, according to a notification of the department.

The American authorities say they are monitoring reports that extremists have "imminent plans" to attack large gatherings in Moscow, including concerts.

US citizens were advised to avoid gatherings of people for the next two days.

Diplomats urged American citizens to follow the updates.

The embassy did not specify which extremists are in question.

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