10 people, suspected of funding militants in Syria, detained in Vologda

The security staff find a suicide belt and explosive devices

Law enforcers detained in Russia’s Vologda (north of Moscow and east of St. Petersburg) ten followers of radical Islam, who are suspected of relations with militants in Syria.

The preliminary information is the detained sent to Syria the money they earned from selling timer, the regional branch of the Russian Security Service (FSB) told TASS on July 1.

"The suspected pretended to be involved in timer selling businesses," the source said.

During a special operation, the security staff found one suicide belt with 1.2 kg of substance containing RDX (hexogen), a submachine gun, ammunition, three grenades and another self-made explosive device.

Opening of a criminal case is under way, the source said.

Source: TASS.com.

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