Arms and ammunition seized from leaders of banned Islamic Renaissance Party in Moscow

The police have stopped the activities of the prohibited Islamic Renaissance Party banned that recruited adepts at Moscow mosques, the press service of the Interior Ministry main department for resisting extremism told Interfax on Monday.

"The main department for resisting extremism together with the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Interior Ministry department for the Central Federal District have stopped the operations of the Islamic Renaissance Party, an international religious organization declared terrorist by a Supreme Court resolution and banned in the territory of Russia," a press officer said.

As a result of operative efforts the police established that party leaders and activists were engaged in energetic recruiting at Moscow mosques, disseminating extremist literature and trying to involve other persons in illegal activities.

"Six active group members were detained in the course of operative efforts in Moscow. Searches were conducted at the places of their residence and nine grenades, arms, cartridges, extremist literature and also recruitment manuals were discovered and confiscated," the officer said.

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