'Al-Qaeda terrorist' arrested by Ukraine's Security Service in Kyiv
12:43, 20 May 2016

'Al-Qaeda terrorist' arrested by Ukraine's Security Service in Kyiv

An SBU spokeswoman says the suspect only travelled through Ukraine to gain access to the European Union

12:43, 20 May 2016

State Security Service

Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) says it has detained a member of the Islamic terror group Al-Qaeda. SBU spokeswoman Olena Hytlyanska told reporters the wanted suspect had intended to make a foreign passport in Ukraine and then depart for another country in the European Union, according to news outlet  ‘Ukrainski novyny’ (‘Ukraine’s news’).

According to preliminary information, he didn’t have any plans to carry out a terrorist attack in Ukraine.

Interpol officially lists the suspect as an Al-Qaeda member.

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