Rus­sia de­tains 69 IS:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Rus­sia’s top do­mes­tic se­cu­rity agency says it has de­tained 69 sus­pected mem­bers of an out­lawed Is­lamic group dur­ing a raid near Moscow.

The Fed­eral Se­cu­rity Ser­vice, or FSB, said the sus­pects be­longed to Tab­lighi Ja­maat, a global Sunni Is­lamic mis­sion­ary move­ment that has been banned in Rus­sia as an ex­trem­ist group.

The FSB said it de­tained the sus­pected group mem­bers dur­ing Tues­day’s raid and con­fis­cated the group’s lit­er­a­ture. It said na­tives of for­merly Soviet Cen­tral Asian na­tions led the Moscow cell of the group.

The raid fol­lows a se­ries of ar­rests of sus­pects ac­cused of in­volve­ment in rad­i­cal and ex­trem­ist Is­lamic groups in Rus­sia. (AP)

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