Sat, 27 Nov 2021

TASHKENT, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Law enforcement authorities in Uzbekistan have detained a group of people suspected of being members of banned militant jihadist organization Katiba al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in the Tashkent region, said the region's police department on Tuesday.

The suspects allegedly distributed audio and video lectures of the ideological leaders of various religious extremist and terrorist organizations, the police said, without providing a number for those arrested.

"In addition, members of the group have been raising funds to help militants in Syria and had plans to join their ranks," it said, adding that an investigation is underway.

Uzbekistan's Supreme Court listed Katiba al-Tawhid wal-Jihad as a terrorist organization in 2016.

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