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RUSSIA: Six Arrested in St. Petersburg Terror Raid

Courtesy of The Moscow Times

Published on 5th April 2017

di Emanuele G. - mercoledì 5 aprile 2017 - 2383 letture

Six men have been detained in St. Petersburg on charges of abetting terrorism, Russia’s Investigative Committee has confirmed.

The men, who are described as migrant workers from Central Asia, are suspected of attempting to recruit other Central Asian migrants in St. Petersburg to join terrorist groups.

Police believe that the suspects could have been working since November 2015 in a bid to find recruits who could commit terrorist attacks for groups such as the Islamic State and Al-Nusra. They allegedly also worked to send young men abroad to fight with terrorist groups.

In a statement, the Investigative Committee said that they had found no link between the men and Monday’s terrorist attack in St. Petersburg, but emphasized that investigators would “check all channels and contacts.”

Fourteen people died on Monday when 22-year-old Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen, detonated a bomb in a St. Petersburg subway car.

Russia has announced three days of official mourning to mark the event, which left more than 50 people injured.

- Link to the original article (click on the link):

Six Arrested in St. Petersburg Terror Raid

- Further articles published on The Moscow Times concerning the terrorist attack in Saint Petersburg:

* Special titled "Terror Attack in St. Petersburg" with following stories:

- St. Petersburg Terror Attack Suspect Revealed as Russian Citizen;

- ‘The Train Didn’t Stop’;

- The St. Petersburg Terrorist Attack: What We Know, So Far;

- Explosion Hits St. Petersburg Subway;

- Nine Dead After Explosion Hits St. Petersburg Metro.

* Terror in Russia and the West: A Need for Compassion (click on the link)

* Mourning the Victims of the St. Petersburg Terror Attack (click on the link)

- Photo credits:

The cover photo is taken from the republished article

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