• publish: 9 November 2015
  • time: 10:26 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 2079

Russian officials detain a suspect Taliban fighter

A suspected Taliban militant previously placed on Interpol’s wanted list has been detained in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, а regional Interior Ministry spokesman said on Monday.

Asladdin Nurov, a 28-year-old Tajik citizen, is suspected to have been part of illegal armed formations on the Afghan-Pakistani border, and had been internationally wanted “for a considerable length of time,” spokesman Valery Gorelykh said. RIA reports.

Nurov was apprehended following a search of the flat he had been renting in Yekaterinburg.

Security officials also seized about 10 foreign-language books, which are now under investigation.

The suspect is reported to have undergone training at a “militant” camp near the Pakistani city of Peshawar in 2009.

According to Interior Ministry information, the suspect is in custody and could be extradited to Tajikistan.

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