Russian Warns of Islamic State's Influence in Russia

April 10, 2015 1:04 PM

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A senior Russian intelligence official has warned of the potential influence of the Islamic State group inside Russia.

Gen. Sergei Smirnov, deputy chief of the FSB intelligence agency, was quoted by Russian wires on Friday as saying that the group is "beginning to infiltrate" terrorist organizations focused on operating inside Russia's predominantly Muslim North Caucasus.

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