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Russia says it thwarted drone attacks at World Cup

AP  |  Moscow 

says it thwarted attempted attacks at this year's

Alexander Bortnikov, the of Russia's Federal Security Service, says his officers "took measures to detect and foil attempts by terrorists to use drones during the preparation and hosting of various political and events, most of all during the "

Bortnikov gave no further details in comments reported by the agency.

used thousands of police and cutting-edge to guard

However, four Pussy Riot protesters managed to run onto the field during the final.

In April, said "extremists" and nationalist hooligans had planned to attack World Cup events in the city of but were foiled.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 16:20 IST
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