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Russia seizes weaponry for terrorist acts against Sochi Winter Olympics

(Xinhua)

10:00, May 11, 2012

MOSCOW, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Ten weaponry caches for terrorist acts against Sochi Winter Olympics were found in Abkhazia, the Russian National Anti-Terror Committee (NAC) said Thursday.

An NAC spokesman told local media that Russia's Federal Security Service found the caches with weapons, explosives, ammunition and air defense missile systems during a joint special operation with Abkhazian Security Service.

According to the NAC, a gang was attempting to move the weaponry to Sochi to launch terrorist activities against 2014 Winter Olympics.

"The Russian security services succeeded to curb the attempts of bandits to realize their criminal plans at the early stage," the spokesman said.

The special operation has been carried out since August 2011 to fight the so-called Abkhazian Jamaat, a criminal branch of the banned international Caucasus Emirate extremist organization.

The Sochi Winter Olympics is scheduled from Feb. 7 to Feb. 23 in 2014.

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