MOSCOW, May 20 (RAPSI) – Two natives of Tajikistan have been arrested in St. Petersburg on suspicion of recruiting new members for ISIS, a terrorist organization banned in Russia, the Investigative Committee’s regional department reported on Friday.

Religious literature and attributes have been seized from the suspects during the conduct of searches.

The Islamic State is currently one of the major threats to global security. Over three years, these terrorists have managed to seize large areas of Iraq and Syria. The organization is also attempting to spread its influence to North Africa – particularly, Libya. The area controlled by ISIS covers up to 90,000 square kilometers.