2 Bulgarians Busted in Czech Republic on Terror Suspicions

Crime | May 3, 2011, Tuesday // 15:47|  views

Czech police have arrested a group of people, including two Bulgarians, suspected of terrorist activities. File photo

Special task force of the Czech police have arrested eight people, including two Bulgarians, on suspicions of terrorism.

The detainees are said to be part of an organized extremist group with ties with the Northern Caucasus region, Czech media reports.

The eight also include several Russians and are charged as accessory to terrorist activities, supplying extremists with fake documents, and, likely, with weapons and explosives.

Six are held in jail in the Czech Republic and two – in Germany.

During one arrest, the authorities were able to locate a secret terrorist base with extremist literature, automatic guns, grenades, and a large amount of cash. It is believed the detainees are associated with the Dagestan Djamaat Shariat group.

The investigation dates from the middle of 2008, when Czech special services have been alerted that supporters of the group were acting in the country. In the beginning of April, the authorities have received information some are getting ready to leave the Czech Republic and decided to act.

The operation began on April 6 when two of the group's members were in Germany.

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