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Russia conducting operation in Samara linked to Islamic State threat: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian security services are conducting a special anti-terrorist operation after receiving information about a possible threat from Islamic State militants in the city of Samara, the RIA news agency reported on Thursday.

RIA, citing a security service source, said individuals connected to Islamic State might be holed up in an apartment in the city along with explosives and weapons.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Peter Hobson; Editing by Andrew Osborn)