Sochi Games: Wanted Man Targets Event

Russia's most wanted militant Islamist leader has called on his followers to stop the 2014 Winter Olympics from taking place.
In a video posted online, Chechen rebel Doku Umarov urged the use of "maximum force" to prevent President Vladimir Putin staging the Games in Sochi.
Umarov is the leader of the Islamist insurgency in Russia's disputed North Caucasus region, which is close to the Black Sea resort host city.
In the message, which appeared on the website  and has not been independently verified, he said his order not to attack Russian targets outside the North Caucasus has been lifted.
Umarov added: "They (Russia) plan to hold the Olympics on the bones of our ancestors, on the bones of many, many dead Muslims, buried on the territory of our land on the Black Sea.
"We as mujahideen are obliged to not permit that, using any methods allowed us by the almighty Allah."
In response to Umarov's call, the Prime Minister of neighbouring Georgia has pledged to help Russia carry out a peaceful Games.
Bidzina Ivanishvili said: "For our part, we will assist them to the fullest extent wherever possible."
The Islamist insurgency leader is wanted by the authorities for organising a suicide attack at a Moscow airport in 2011 that killed 37 people.
Umarov has also claimed responsibility for the double suicide bombing of the Moscow subway system in 2010 that killed 40 people.
He has fought in two separatist wars in Chechnya and wants Russia to allow the North Caucasus to become an independent Islamic state.
Mr Putin has promised tight security at the Sochi Games , which are scheduled to be held in February next year.


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