On February 17, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced that it had detained 19 members of the Takfir wal-Hijra militant group.
The militants were involved in propaganda of radical ideas and recruiting of new members and planning terrorist attacks in Russia’s North Caucasus.
Members of the group were detained in Karachay-Cherkessia, Crimea, Krasnodar Krai and Rostov Oblast.
During the arrests, law enforcements seized weapons and IED elements, including a cache with an RPK machine gun, an AKM machine gun, improvised explosives and a suicide bomber belt.
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