Suspected Tajik IS recruiter arrested


ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- A suspected "Islamic State" (IS) recruiter has been arrested in the Saint Petersburg region, officials said Friday (October 20), according to AFP.

Tajik national Farkhod Nazarov was arrested Thursday (October 19) in Kingisepp, near the Estonian border, according to a St. Petersburg court statement.

Nazarov, 33, is suspected of "aiding terrorism" and will be held until December 12, said the statement.

The suspect allegedly recruited Central Asian targets online "to wage jihad in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and to organise terrorist acts on Russian territory," according to security sources cited by the local press.

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