Russia Islamists, Authorities in Russia detained 14 suspected radical Islamists in a raid in eastern Moscow overnight and seized explosive devices and weapons, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.
Those detained are suspected of belonging to Takfir wal Hijra, a radical Islamist group that has its roots in Egypt.
Police and officers from the FSB state security service found three homemade explosive devices, along with detonators, guns, grenades, bullets and extremist literature, the media office for the Interior Ministry said.
The group had been funding its activities by “conducting general crime,” it said.
No information was available on whether the group may have been planning a terrorist attack, the ministry said.
A 15th person was arrested in a different location later Wednesday, authorities said.
Russia’s Supreme Court declared Takfir wal Hijra to be a banned extremist group in September 2010.