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Islamic State threatens to carry out attacks in Russia ‘very soon’

The Islamic State (ISIS), which has claimed responsibility for the crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, has released a video in which it threatens to carry out terrorist attacks in Russia.

The Russian-language video was released on Thursday by the Al-Hayat Media Center, the foreign-language media division of the Islamic State, according to the SITE Intelligence monitoring group.

"Soon, very soon, the blood will spill like an ocean," the video said, threatening to carry out attacks within Russia. The video also featured gory scenes of executions by beheading and gunshot.

Other details were not immediately available.

The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the crash of a Russian passenger plane that went down in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on October 31, killing all 224 people on board. The group, which has released no specific details to back up its claims, said the downing was in revenge for Russian airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but investigators have not yet ruled out a bomb, though other possible causes include metal fatigue and a fuel explosion.

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