Russian court jails 2 terrorism suspects arrested on US tip

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in St. Petersburg has ordered the detention of two Russian men who were arrested on a tip provided by the U.S. and are suspected of plotting unspecified terrorist attacks in the city during the New Year holidays.

The court ruled Monday that the suspects should remain in custody pending their trial. Russia’s top domestic security agency said the two men were arrested on Friday on a tip from “American partners.”

The FSB didn’t elaborate on their alleged motives or targets, but Russia’s state television reported that the suspects had recorded a video swearing their allegiance to the Islamic State group.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for information that helped foil terror attacks.

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