Six held in St Petersburg over 'Islamic State recruitment'

Francis Osborne
April 6, 2017

Six people have been detained in St Petersburg on suspicion of recruiting for Islamic State and aiding terrorist activity, Russian investigators said on Wednesday.

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.

"Searches are being held at the suspects' living places, in the course of which investigators are seizing Islamist extremist literature, the items and documents important for investigating the criminal case", it said.

The committee added however: "At present there is no evidence that the detainees were in any way connected with, or knew, the perpetrator of the terrorist attack in the St Petersburg metro".

Wednesday's statement from the Investigative Committee gave few details, but said those arrested came from Central Asian countries that once were part of the Soviet Union.

There are hundreds of thousands of central Asian emigres living and working in Russian Federation. "The recent tragic events in St. Petersburg are the best confirmation of this", Putin said at the meeting in Moscow. They also examined CCTV footage from outside Dzhalilov's home which shows him leave home with a bag and a backpack.

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Prakash said the victim and his associates were returning to their home state of Haryana when the mob intercepted their vehicle. PUCL general secretary Kavita Srivastava also demanded the arrest of SHO Behror and removal of SP Alwar over the incident.

The bomb detonated inside the train as it traveled between two major hub stations in the center of the city.

The remains of Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, 22, were recovered from the scene of the bombing, Russian authorities said on Tuesday.

An unidentified device went off at about 2:40 Moscow time on April 3 in a subway train vehicle when it was moving from the Tekhnologichesky Institut Station to the Sennaya Ploshchad Station.

"We see that, unfortunately, the situation is not improving", he said.

"Each of our nations is a potential target for terrorist attacks", he said.

After the attack, several Russian politicians have called for ending the moratorium on capital punishment.

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