Russia says it foiled plot to attack Sochi Olympics

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Posted: May 10, 2012 6:18 PM
Russia says it foiled plot to attack Sochi Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian security services have foiled a plot to stage an attack during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi or in the run-up to the Games in the southern Russian city, state-run RIA news agency said on Thursday.

It said the special services had confiscated weapons during raids on May 4 and 5 in the breakaway Abkhazia region of Georgia, the former Soviet republic with which Russia fought a brief war in 2008. An Islamist insurgency is under way in Russia's North Caucasus region close to Sochi.

(Reporting by Timothy Heritage, Editing by Steve Gutterman)