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Russia detains 300 on terror suspicion

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Russian authorities said they have detained about 300 people suspected of fostering terrorism.

A special operation Friday by authorities in St. Petersburg rounded up the group, RIA Novosti said Saturday.

Among those captured were people from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Egypt and Afghanistan.

"Ten of the detained people had forged documents, 20 had no documents at all and six were previously subjected to deportation from Russia," a police statement said.
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