Detainees who took hostages in Rostov claim they are supporters of Isis

16-06-2024 12:02:51 World

Five men who took hostages at a detention centre in Russia’s southern region of Rostov claim they are supporters of ISIS, Reuters reports, citing the Baza Telegram channel, which has sources in Russian law enforcement.

Prisoners at a pre-trial detention centre took two employees hostage, the Federal Penitentiary Service said on Sunday.

“The institution operates as usual, the situation is under control,” the service said in message on the Telegram messaging app.

It added that law enforcement agencies were called to the site.

Russia’s RIA state news agency reported, citing unidentified sources, that the detainees who ere involved in taking the employees hostage are accused of terrorism.

Road traffic around the centre has been limited, Russian agencies reported.

The Baza report could not be independently verified but we will bring you any updates as soon as we know more.

/The Guardian


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