U.K.: Olympic terror attacks 'very likely'

Jan 27, 2014, 5:24 AM EST
A view around the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 25, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Whitehall officials are warning that more terrorist attacks in Russia are "very likely to occur" before or during the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Eighty-eight countries will compete in the Games which begin next week. A threat assessment seen by the BBC names a Caucasus group, Imarat Kavkaz (IK), as posing the main danger - saying it has repeatedly expressed a desire to target them. A twin bomb attack on the city of Volgograd in December killed 34 people.
Background:
Sochi: U.K. officials warn terror attacks 'very likely' [BBC]
Russians debate sticker price of Sochi Games [NYT]
Welcome to Sochi, the security Games [CNN]

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