Two arrested for membership of Islamic State terrorist group

The State Security Service said the country’s Prosecutor General’s Office and the Interior Ministry had cooperated in the case. Photo: State Security Service press office, 26 Jul 2023 - 13:12, Tbilisi,Georgia

Two Georgian citizens have been arrested for membership in the Islamic State terrorist organisation and Illegal purchase, storage and carrying of firearms and ammunition, the Georgian State Security Service said on Wednesday. 

The body said it had conducted raids on four locations in two regions of the country and seized explosive devices and materials, ammunition, electronic devices and paraphernalia of the terrorist group. 

The agency also said it was taking actions to identify other individuals involved in the group’s activities.