Alleged Plot Against Olympics Halted

Russian police seize weapons in Abkhazia


Russia’s security services on Thursday announced the arrests of three men and the seizure of a cache of weapons that could have have been used to attack the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The weapons included anti-aircraft missiles, guns, and a flamethrower and may have belonged to a group known as the Caucuses Emerite, an organization that has long resisted Russian authority in the Caucuses. The weapons were recovered in Abkhazia, a semi-autonomous region of Georgia that saw violent fighting between the two countries in 2008. Sochi, which sits along Russia’s southern border with Georgia on the Black Sea, will host the Olympics in February 2014.

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