Six Russian Nationals With ISIS Ties Arrested In 3 U.S. Cities: Report

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At least six Russian nationals with ties to ISIS-K were arrested across three U.S. cities, according to a report from the New York Post. Two sources within the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency told the outlet that the men, who were from Tajikistan, were discussing bombs in conversations that were secretly recorded by the FBI.

"Remember the Boston Marathon [bombing]? I'm afraid something like that might happen again or worse," one of the sources told The Post.

The men were arrested by ICE agents in sting operations in New York City, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.

The Department of Homeland Security and FBI responded to the report with a joint statement:

"Over the last few days, ICE agents arrested several non-citizens pursuant to immigration authorities. The actions were carried out in close coordination with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Forces. The individuals arrested are detained in ICE custody pending removal proceedings. As the FBI and DHS have recently described in public and partner bulletins, the U.S. has been in a heightened threat environment. The FBI and DHS will continue working around the clock with our partners to identify, investigate, and disrupt potential threats to national security," the statement said.

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