SOCHI, RUSSIA – British officials now say more terror attacks are “very likely” before or during the Olympic games. That remark, reported by the BBC, came shortly before Russian authorities revealed the names of two men suspected in the Volgograd attacks last month, which left 34 people dead. The Russians also reportedly have two suspected accomplices behind bars. Other wanted persons, including the so-called “black widow” suspects remain at large.
It is not clear if the two men who posted a threatening video online earlier in this month are the ones who have been picked up. Either way, many cannot help but reminisce of the 1972 Munich games where 11 Israeli athletes were killed.
President Putin continues to offer assurances that the games will be safe. Opening ceremonies are on February 7.