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Report: 2014 Olympics terror plot spoiled

Russia said the three arrested men are suspected of being leaders with the North Caucasus-based terrorist group Caucasus Emirate. UPI/Hugo Philpott
Russia said the three arrested men are suspected of being leaders with the North Caucasus-based terrorist group Caucasus Emirate. UPI/Hugo Philpott | License Photo

MOSCOW, May 10 (UPI) -- Russian and Abkhazian security teams reported uncovering a terror plot against the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, a Russian anti-terrorism committee said.

The Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee said three men suspected of being leaders with the North Caucasus-based terrorist group Caucasus Emirate were arrested in Abkhazia last week on suspicion of plotting an attack, RIA Novosti reported Thursday.

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Besides the arrests, police seized a weapons cache, including three surface-to-air missiles, two anti-tank guided missiles, a mortar, a flamethrower and other weapons, the Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement.

"Russia's [Federal Security Services] revealed that the militants planned to transfer the arms to Sochi in 2012-2014 and use them to carry out terrorist attacks during the Olympics," the committee said in a statement.

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