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6 ‘terrorist’ recruiters detained in Saint Petersburg: Russia

Russia said 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.

world Updated: Apr 05, 2017 16:38 IST
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A picture shows a damaged train carriage at Technological Institute metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. Around 10 people were feared dead and dozens injured after an explosion rocked the metro system.(AFP File Photo)

Russia’s Investigative Committee on Wednesday said 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.