Se­cu­rity forces ar­rest 12 said to be linked to Is­lamic State

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MOSCOW | Rus­sia’s main do­mes­tic se­cu­rity agency ar­rested 12 peo­ple in the Kalin­ingrad ex­clave for sus­pected in­volve­ment with an Is­lamic ex­trem­ist group, Rus­sian news agen­cies said late Wednesday.

Ear­lier in the day, the Fed­eral Se­cu­rity Ser­vice, known as the FSB, an­nounced the ar­rest in Rus­sia’s far east of two sus­pected sup­port­ers of an­other rad­i­cal Is­lamic group who it said were plan­ning a ter­ror at­tack.

Con­cern in Rus­sia about ex­trem­ist re­cruit­ment among peo­ple from the strongly Mus­lim former Soviet cen­tral Asian re­publics has risen sharply over the past month af­ter a Kyr­gyz was iden­ti­fied as the sui­cide bomber who killed 15 pas­sen­gers on a St. Peters­burg sub­way and the ar­rest of an Uzbek man for al­legedly driv­ing a heavy truck into a crowd in down­town Stock­holm.

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