A counter-terrorism operation is ongoing in the Siberian city of Tyumen, where the FSB says Islamic State militants were planning a terrorist attack.
Russian Special Forces are storming a private home in Tyumen where armed militants affiliated with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) are currently holed up.
Прямо сейчас люди, похожие на полицию и ФСБ, штурмуют дом, в котором предположительно засели люди, имеющие отношение к запрещённой на РФ организации ИГИЛ. pic.twitter.com/IS0BAm5EeF
— Nina Borovik (@BorovikNina) April 12, 2019
The Federal Security Service (FSB) has confirmed that an anti-terrorist operation was underway in the city late on Friday, saying that the militants planned attacks in the Siberian city.
— Команч (@Komanch495) April 12, 2019
Numerous unconfirmed videos on social media appear to show the nighttime operation in full swing, with heavy gunfire, a score of police cars and military vehicles amassed in the streets.