Russian spy agency building catches fire in Moscow: RIA

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Posted: Nov 08, 2017 9:49 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A building used by Russia's foreign spy service on the outskirts of Moscow caught fire on Wednesday, Russia's RIA news agency quoted the service as saying.

Colonel Sergei Ivanov, a spokesman for the External Intelligence Service, one of the successor organizations to the Soviet-era KGB, said the fire happened at one of the service's "technical installations", RIA reported.

He was quoted as saying that no further details were immediately available.

(Reporting by Christian Lowe; editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)