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Deaths in shootout during pre-
Olympics security sweep in Russia

CBS News and Wire Services, by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/15/2014 9:43:49 AM

MOSCOW -- Three members of Russian security forces and four gunmen were killed in a shootout in southern Russia on Wednesday during a sweep for militants before the Sochi Winter Olympics, authorities say. Russia´s National Anti-terrorism Committee (NAC) said the dead gunmen included a man accused of carrying out a car bomb attack in the city of Pyatigorsk late last year that killed three people. (Snip) Dagestan´s capital, Makhachkala, is about 385 miles east of Sochi. The mostly Muslim region is plagued by bombings and shootings that mainly target police and state officials as part of the militants´ fight to

Ivan shoots first, and asks questions later.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/15/2014 10:22:09 AM     (No. 9692820)

Why do I think the Russians will handle it better than we do?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/15/2014 10:22:59 AM     (No. 9692824)

Olympic committee geniuses decided to have the games in a hotly contested Islamic border region.

What could go wrong ?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/15/2014 10:29:37 AM     (No. 9692832)

I guess Beirut was booked, #2. I have a bad feeling that an incident is gonna happn during these games.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/15/2014 11:08:08 AM     (No. 9692918)

Scanning: "mostly Muslim region"... "militants´ fight to create an Islamist state"... "34 deaths in one month...suicide bombings"... and this is where they decided to hold the Olympics?

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