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Russia detains six 'terrorist' recruiters in Saint Petersburg

Authorities said that those detained had been recruiting people to join groups including the Islamic State "to carry out terrorist crimes" and join "illegal armed groups" abroad.

Published: 05th April 2017 02:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th April 2017 02:54 PM   |  A+A-

An Orthodox priest stands at a symbolic floral memorial at Technologicheskiy Institute subway station in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Photo | AP)

By AFP

MOSCOW: Russia's Investigative Committee said on Wednesday that it had detained six "terrorist" recruiters from Central Asia in Saint Petersburg, but insisted there was no proof yet of a link between them and the suspected metro bomber in the city.

The authorities said that those detained had been recruiting people to join groups including the Islamic State "to carry out terrorist crimes" and join "illegal armed groups" abroad.



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