05:55 GMT03 August 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) thwarted the activities of a cell of the Tablighi Jamaat Islamist organization* in the southwestern Volgograd region and detained the leader and five members of the cell.

    "The FSB, jointly with the Russian Interior Ministry and the National Guard, thwarted the activities of a cell of the Tablighi Jamaat international extremist organization, banned in Russia, in the Volgograd region. A criminal case on 'organization of activities of an extremist organization' was initiated against the organizer and five members of the cell," the FSB said in a statement.

    The FSB added it had seized extremist literature from the members of the cell, as well as some documents confirming their membership in Tablighi Jamaat.

    *Tablighi Jamaat Islamist organization is a terrorist group banned in Russia

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