Russia prevented terror attack before Olympics

2015-11-16 17:54


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Moscow - Russia revealed on Monday that it prevented a terrorist attack ahead of last year's Sochi Olympics.

A terrorist group in France was preparing to bring a bomb onto an plane by disguising it in a bottle of hand lotion, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told reporters.

Russian authorities discovered the plan while working with more than 60 other countries to gather intelligence on suspected terrorists ahead of the Winter Olympics.

"There were serious terrorist threats, one of which concerned a possible attack involving a plane," Syromolotov said, according to state media.

He said numerous suspected terrorists were detained in France and Austria on the eve of the Olympics.

"They'd brought explosives from Syria. It was completely realistic."

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