Terror plot targeting 2014 Sochi Olympics foiledMay 10th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A terror plot targeting the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia has been foiled, Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee said Thursday.
Three men suspected of being ringleaders of a cell of the North Caucasus-based terrorist group Caucasus Emirate or Imarat Kavkaz were arrested in Abkhazia May 4-5 on suspicion of plotting an attack, the committee said.
Police seized weapons, included three man-portable surface-to-air missiles, two anti-tank guided rockets, a mortar and a flamethrower.
The militants planned to transfer the arms to Sochi in by 2014 and use them to carry out terrorist attacks during the Olympics, the committee said.
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