According to the National Anti-Terrorist Committee, authorities have launched a special counter-terrorism operation in the town of Kolchugino. The committee said early on Wednesday that security forces had eliminated two terrorist-linked associates who were plotting terror acts in crowded locations. An explosive device, ammunition and a stockpile of weapons were discovered at the scene, according to the committee.
"A counterterrorist operation was conducted in Vladimir region… two militants were neutralized in [the town of] Kolchugino […] "Weapons, ammunition, an improvised explosive device and religious extremist literature were found at the site," the statement said.
No other casualties were reported in the course of the operation.
The town of Kolchugino has reportedly about 45,000 residents.
The Federal Security Service said the operation had been launched after the Daesh members, had been located in a residential building in Tyumen.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries.