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Russian security forces arrested five suspects of terrorism.

Europe Security News.-Russian Police

Europe Security News.-Russian Police

Russian authorities say they have detained five members of a “banned international terrorist organisation” in the restive North Caucasus region.

 

The arrests were made in the town of Nalchik, some 300km (185 miles) east of the Black Sea resort of Sochi, the host of next month’s Winter Olympics.

 

Russia earlier announced it was deploying more than 30,000 police and interior ministry troops to the region.

 

The main concern is the threat of attack by Islamist militants.

 

Security fears have been heightened after two suicide bomb attacks killed 34 people in the southern city of Volgograd on 29 and 30 December.

 

The bombings were similar to previous indiscriminate attacks by Islamist militants operating from the North Caucasus, where violent anti-Moscow separatism is rife.