Attempt of suicide bombers at Sochi facilities prevented with help of foreign services - FSB

Russian Federal Security Service Director revealed certain details of attempted terrorist attacks at Olympic facilities in Sochi, which were prevented in association with special services of the U.S., France, Germany, Austria and Georgia

Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov revealed certain details of attempted terrorist attacks at Olympic facilities in Sochi, which were prevented in association with special services of the United States, France, Germany, Austria and Georgia.

"This was prior to the Olympics and this concerned the intentions of the bandit underground in Russia and individuals in other countries, firstly Turkey, Germany and Austria, plotting terrorist attacks on Olympic facilities, including using female suicide bombers," Bortnikov said on Thursday when answering reporters' questions.

This is when the ban on liquids on board planes was introduced, Bortnikov said. It was related to the fact that terrorists wanted to use special liquids to initiate explosions, he said.

The United States, France, Germany, Austria and Georgia, "which helped to eliminate several real threats related to possible terrorist attacks on Olympic facilities," played a special part in preventing these attacks.

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