Georgian police have arrested four people on suspicion of having links with the Islamic State group.
Georgian State Security Service Deputy Director Levan Izoria said on December 1 the arrests were made the previous day after a counterterrorist unit carried out raids on 11 houses.
He did not specify where the searches or arrests were made, although Georgian media said the four were arrested in a western Georgian village.
Izoria said hand grenades, pistols, bullets, and explosive devices along with mobile phones, SIM cards, computers, and Islamic State flags were found in the homes of the four suspects.
He said the four men have been charged with the illegal possession of firearms and explosives.
Based on reporting by Reuters and civil.ge