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Black Widows: Russian hunts for suicide bombers near Sochi Olympics

More trouble is possibly in store for the Winter Olympics in Sochi as Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers. ABC News reported on Jan. 21, 2014, that the bombers known as "black widows" could be planning a big attack and one may actually be on the scene of the 2014 Winter Olympics next month.

Russia is hunting for Black Widow suicide bombers near Sochi.
Natalya Vasilyeva

Police leaflets are being passed around and have been seen at a central Sochi hotel this week as they contain warnings about the three potential suicide bombers aka black widows.

A police letter has said that one of them is 22-year-old Ruzanna Ibragimova, the widow of an Islamic militant. She is the one that is believed to be at large in Sochi.

The "Black Widows" have been blamed on a number of occasions for previous suicide attacks.

Police material distributed to hotel staff included pictures of the other two women as well who are 34-year-old Dzhannet Tsakhayeva and 26-year-old Zaira Aliyeva. The leaflets and information has stated that the black widows are "trained to perpetrate acts of terrorism.

The Sochi Olympics are to be held Feb. 7-23, 2014. Security in Russia has been intensified on many levels, but there is concern that "soft targets" outside of the Olympics, such as buses and tourist facilities, could be vulnerable to attacks.

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