An ISIS flag in Kobane
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Islamic State members were reportedly seen close to Russia's border with Afghanistan, the Russian Foreign minister said on Thursday.

Speculations about the ISIS influence reaching Russia heightened when the recent attack by Chechen militants in Grozny was believed to have been ideologically backed by the ISIS.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov cited intelligence reports about spotting ISIS emissaries in northern Afghanistan close to Russia's border, and called for elimination of their "dominance."

"There are reports that their [IS] emissaries have been sighted in northern Afghanistan, which means they are closing in on Central Asia and, therefore, on the Russian borders," Lavrov said in an interview with a Russian newspaper published on Thursday, according to Sputnik News.

"It is necessary to eliminate their [IS militants'] domination on vast swathes of territory in Iraq, Syria, they have already made incursions in Libya," he said.

Russia recently agreed with Turkey on a strategy to fight the terror group in the Middle East.

Russia, however, has said it will not join any coalition to fight the ISIS if they bypass the United Nations, according to Sputnik.