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U.S. Lawmakers See Serious Threat Of Attacks In Russia During Olympics

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February 09, 2014 AT 8:57 AM
Top lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives' intelligence and homeland security panels on Sunday warned of a serious threat of attacks in Russia during the Winter Olympics, though U.S. officials say the Olympic grounds are secure. The Olympics formally opened on Friday in Sochi. Islamist militant groups based in the nearby north Caucasus region have threatened attacks during the February 7th-23rd Games. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas said, "I've never seen a greater threat certainly in my lifetime."