: Ukraine's security service detains suspected IS fighters at Kharkiv airport

15:13 Jun. 25, 2016

Ukraine's security service detains suspected IS fighters at Kharkiv airport

Ukraine’s Special Forces officers conduct anti-terrorist drills at a hotel (UNIAN photo)

Two Tajikistan citizens were wanted by Interpol

Ukraine's security forces detained at the airport of Kharkiv two Tajikistan nationals with suspected links to the activities of the Islamic State terrorist organization.

"The border guards at the Kharkiv airport together with the Security Service officers and the National Police have detected and detained two citizens of Tajikistan involved in the activity of the Islamic State and wanted by Interpol," the press office of the Border Guard Service of Ukraine told UNIAN news agency.

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The Tajiks were detained at border control upon the arrival of flight Istanbul - Kharkiv. The Interpol database contains data on both men.

"During the questioning and search, the border guards found video tutorials in Arabic on making an improvised explosive device activated via cell phone. The flash media also contained photos of people of Muslim appearance carrying weapons. In addition, the men had extremist literature in their baggage. The detainees admitted they were planning to ‘organize an Islamic revolution in Tajikistan'," the press service reported.

The Ukrainian national bureau of Interpol was informed immediately.

The corresponding check confirmed that the Tajik nationals are on the Interpol's international wanted list as persons affiliated with the Islamic State.

Reporting by UNIAN


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