“Two nationals of Tajikistan suspected of recruiting locals for the Islamic State (Daesh) international terrorist organization banned in Russia, have been arrested in St. Petersburg,” the Investigative Committee said in a statement.
The apartments of the two suspects, whose names are not mentioned, had earlier been searched by police.
Earlier this month, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had detained a group of people from Central Asia who were planning to carry out terrorist attacks in the Moscow region during the May holidays.
“Following investigative work in the city of Moscow, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation detained a group of citizens of Central Asian countries who were planning to carry out a series of terrorist attacks in the Moscow region during the May holidays by an order of the leaders of international terrorist organizations active in Syria and Turkey,” the FSB said in a statement.
The detainees gave a confession. The FSB officers also seized large quantities of weapons and explosives.