Russian govt. arrests 271 Muslims suspected of terrorism
(AGI) St. Petersburg, Feb 9 - An anti-terrorism roundup in Russia led to the arrest of hundreds of Muslims from former U.S.S.R. nations and others. At least 271 people were arrested in St. Petersburg. The suspects, "from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, one Egyptian and an Afghan," the FSB stated, "were arrested because they were suspected of terrorist activity".
The operation was carried out in St. Petersburg's central market of Apraskine Dvor, which is popular with Muslims. . .