Six citizens of Central Asia detained in St. Petersburg on suspicion of assisting terrorists

Six citizens of Central Asia detained in St. Petersburg on suspicion of assisting terrorists

During the searches, extremist literature was confiscated⁠.

While the investigation does not establish a connection between the detainees and the suicide bomber in the St. Petersburg metro, the examination continues.

In St. Petersburg, six citizens from the republics of Central Asia were detained. Men are suspected of abetting terrorist activities.

According to the Investigative Committee of Russia, since 2015 detainees enmesh other people from Central Asia in the activities of organizations banned in Russia - Djebhat-An-Nusra and the Islamic State.

The department noted that at the moment the investigation has no information about the connection and familiarity of the detainees with the perpetrator of the terrorist act in the St. Petersburg subway. However, it is clarified that the investigation is ongoing.

A criminal case has been initiated against six people from Central Asia for the promotion of terrorism under part 1 of Art. 205.1 of the Criminal Code. The investigation intends to petition for the arrest of detainees. At the places of residence of suspects searches were carried out, during which Islamic extremist literature and important items for investigation of the case were confiscated.

As the CrimeRussia previously wrote, the explosion in the train on the railway Sennaya Ploshchad - Technologichesky Institut occurred on Monday, April 3. According to the latest information, 14 people were killed and 51 injured. Forensics suggest that the device exploded in the terrorist's backpack. Native of from Kyrgyzstan with a Russian passport Akbarzhon Jalilov is a suspect. The responsibility for the attack has not taken on any terrorist organization.

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