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Over 100 civilians evacuated during special operation in West Siberia, cordons lifted now

Two suspected terrorists were killed in shootout with security forces

MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. More than a hundred of people were evacuated from the counter-terrorism operation zone in the West Siberian city of Tyumen on Friday, law enforcement sources have told TASS.

"Over a hundred of people were evacuated," one source said, adding that the people were accommodated in an adjacent school, which also housed the operative command-and-control center.

At present, all security cordons have been removed, another security source said.

A spokesperson for the local arm of Russia’s state security service FSB earlier said the operation had been launched in Tyumen when law-enforcement agencies received information about "armed supporters of the Islamic State terrorist group (outlawed in Russia)," who "planned to carry out terrorist attacks in the city’s crowded areas."

The operation began at 21:56 local time (19:56 Moscow time) in the Kalininsky district on the city’s western outskirts. Law-enforcement agencies have cordoned off a territory that included several houses. Later, an emergencies source told TASS that one of the buildings within the security zone had caught fire.

Later, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee announced that two suspected terrorists, who were presumably plotting an attack in the city, were killed in a shootout with security forces. No casualties among civilians or officers were reported.