Print Edition - 2017-04-06  |  World News Digest

Russia detains six on terror suspicion

- Agencies, ST PETERSBURG

Apr 6, 2017-

Six people of central Asian origin have been detained on suspicion of recruiting for radical Islamist groups, Russian investigators said on Wednesday, but added there was no proof linking the detainees to the deadly metro bombing in St Petersburg. Russian state investigators say their main suspect in Monday’s bombing, which killed 14 people and injured 50, is Akbarzhon Jalilov, who was born in 1995 in Kyrgyzstan, a Muslim majority state in central Asia. He was killed in the blast. Russia’s state investigative committee said the detainees had been charged with aiding terrorist activity. Since November 2015, they had engaged in recruiting other central Asian migrants for Islamic State and for another banned Islamist movement, the Nusra Front, its statement said.

Published: 06-04-2017 10:19

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