Five arrested in southern Russia

Russian security forces have detained five members of a banned organisation.

Five arrested in southern Russia

World Bulletin / News Desk

Five members of a banned group have been arrested and a homemade bomb was defused in the southern Russian town of Nalchik, a National Anti-terror Committee (NAC) spokesman said on Saturday.

Nalchik, about 300 km (190 miles) from Winter Olympics host city Sochi, is in the foothills of the Caucasus, where Russia faces an insurgency by insurgents who have threatened to try to prevent the Games going ahead.

"Security forces have detained five members of a banned international terrorist organisation," NAC said in a statement quoted by Russian newswires. An NAC spokesman confirmed with Reuters that the statement was correct.

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