“The border guards at the Kharkiv airport together with the Security Service officers and the National Police have detected and detained two citizens of Tajikistan involved in the activity of the Islamic State and wanted by Interpol,” said the press service, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to UNIAN.
The agency said the Tajiks were detained Friday at border control upon the arrival of flight Istanbul – Kharkiv. The Interpol database contains data on both men.
“During the questioning and search, the border guards found video tutorials in Arabic on making an improvised explosive device activated via cell phone. The flash media also contained photos of people of Muslim appearance carrying weapons. In addition, the men had extremist literature in their baggage. The detainees admitted they were planning to ‘organize an Islamic revolution in Tajikistan’,” the press service reported.
The Ukrainian national bureau of Interpol was informed immediately.
The corresponding check confirmed that the Tajik nationals are on the Interpol’s international wanted list as persons affiliated with the Islamic State.
It should be recalled that early June, Ukrainian Security Service officers carried out an operation to prevent a series of terrorist attacks on the territory of France during Euro 2016.