Russia says 6 'terrorist' recruiters detained in St Petersburg

2017-04-05 15:29
Russian emergency services work outside the Sennaya Square metro station in St Petersburg. (AP)

Russian emergency services work outside the Sennaya Square metro station in St Petersburg. (AP)

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Moscow - Russia's Investigative Committee said on Wednesday 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.

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