Terrorist group members detained in Crimea

 Terrorist group members detained in Crimea

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has foiled the activities of the Hizb ut-Tahrir terror group (outlawed in Russia) and detained 20 of its members, the FSB Public Relations Center said.

Twenty people from among its chieftains and ordinary members were detained by the Federal Security Service in cooperation with the Russian Interior Ministry and the Federal National Guard Troops Service.

According to the Federal Security Service, members of the terror group "spread terrorist ideology among the peninsula’s residents and recruited Crimean Muslims into its ranks," TASS reported.

Large quantities of propaganda materials, communication and electronic data storage devices used by the group members were seized during their arrest.