Two terror suspects were killed during an operation against armed affiliates of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the Siberian city of Tyumen, Friday night, according to Russia’s National Anti-terrorism Committee.

According to officials, the militants were holed up in a private home as Russian special forces stormed the apartment and killed the terror suspects in return fire.

The Federal Security Service say the IS-linked militants were planning to carry out a terror attack in the local area.

No victims were reported among civilians during the operation.

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