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Russia detains 15 suspected members of banned Islamic group in Moscow

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 These are Russian special security forces. They're about to make a raid on a Moscow apartment where they say suspected Islamists live. The video was shot by Russia's Interior Ministry. A spokesman says 15 people were detained -- suspected of belonging to an Islamist group called Takfir Wal-Hijra, banned in Russia as an extremist group. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON, VLADIMIR KONOVALOV, SAYING: "We found three home-made explosive devices with detonators and (nails). One of them was intended to be fixed onto a belt. Other elements found for explosive devices were ropes and fuses. Weapons were also found, such as pistols, grenades and cartridges as well as extremist literature." Russia accuses the group of recruiting people into radical Islam. Some of those detained in the raid are from Russia's mostly Muslim North Caucuses. Islamist

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