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    Authorities Find Ammunition Stockpile, Identify Dead Militants in Western Russia

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's National Anti-Terrorist Committee said Wednesday that outlaws had been located in a private house in the town of Kolchugino, Vladimir region, some 118 miles from Moscow.

    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.

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    No other casualties were reported in the course of the operation.

    The town of Kolchugino has reportedly about 45,000 residents.

    On 12 April, Russian law enforcement officers carried out an anti-terrorist operation in the city of Tyumen, during which two suspected members of the Daesh terror group, who planned to carry out a terror attack, were "neutralized".

    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.

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