Polish Border Guard detains four Tajikistani terrorism suspects

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The Polish Border Guard, in cooperation with the Internal Security Agency (ABW) has detained four citizens of Tajikistan believed to have been involved in persuading converts to Islam in Poland to conduct terrorist activities.

The press officer of the minister coordinator of special services, Jaroslaw Zaryn, told PAP on Monday that the Tajikistanis' detention took place on May 7.

"The foreigners were interned in a guarded Border Guard centre with the aim of expulsion and their entry onto the list of people unwelcome on the territory of the Republic of Poland and the Schengen area," Zaryn said, going on to explain that the operation against them was conducted on the basis of the law on foreigners and the law on anti-terrorist activities.

The spokesman told PAP that material gathered by the ABW show that the detainees sympathise and support the activities of the Islamic State terrorist organisation.