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Russia's FSB Raid Alleged Bandits, Find IS Flag and Homemade Bomb

Ruslan Salakhbekov / AP

Russian special forces reportedly uncovered an Islamic State (IS) flag and a homemade bomb during a raid on a house in Narzan, Ingushetia on Thursday. According to the National Anti-Terrorism Committee, investigators uncovered a large cache of weapons and ammunition within the house. 

Earlier it was reported that the special forces had neutralized two "bandits," but lost two of their own during the operation. 

"The FSB seized two improvised explosive devices with anti-tampering mechanisms with a total strength of around 20 kilograms of TNT, five blocks of TNT, four Kalashnikov assault rifles, more than 1,500 rounds of different calibers, suppressors, and a flag with the symbol of the international terrorist group IS," said the statement from the National Anti-Terrorism Committee.

Investigators are still searching the area where the firefight took place.

The Islamic State is a terrorist organization banned in Russia.

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