Russia thwarts Islamist terror plot on Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
Moscow, May 11 (ANI): Anti-terrorism committee in Russia has said that it has foiled an alleged plot by Islamist rebels to attack the southern city of Sochi, which would be hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Federal Security Service (FSB) agents claimed to have found surface-to-air missiles, TNT and grenade launchers and have arrested three suspects involved in the case.
"Russia's FSB could establish that militants were planning to move these weapons to Sochi during 2012-2014 to use for terror acts while planning and hosting the Olympic Games," The Guardian quoted the committee, as saying in its statement.
They said the plot had been devised by the Chechen rebel Doku Umarov, the head of Caucasus Emirate, a rebel group that seeks to wrest the Caucasus region from Russia in order to set up an Islamist state.
The group has reportedly also taken responsibility for devastating attacks on Russian territory, including the bombing of the Moscow metro in 2010 and the bombing of a Moscow airport last year.
However, the group has carried out no major attacks since then, but analysts have feared they may try to target the Olympic site in Sochi, which is just 300 miles from Chechnya. (ANI)
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