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Russia Detains 15 Members of Banned Islamic Group in Moscow

Russian security forces detained 15 suspected Islamist militants in Moscow on Wednesday after confiscating improvised bombs and other weapons in a raid on an apartment, the Interior Ministry said.   It said in a statement that the detainees were members of a group called Takfir Wal-Hijra, which was banned in Russia as a religious extremist organization in 2010, and were led by a man who had come to Moscow after studying in Arab states.   Russia has tightened security in the...

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