Security forces have launched a counterterrorism operation in Tyumen (Tyumen oblast) on Friday evening (local time), April 12, targeting suspected Islamic State (IS) militants occupying a private residence. Gunfire has been reported during the operation, with the suspected militants firing at authorities and resisting arrest. Security forces have cordoned off the site and evacuated adjacent houses.
A heavy security presence and traffic disruptions are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours as the security operation continues.
Individuals in Tyumen (Tyumen oblast) are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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