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Russian Islamic Video Threatens Sochi Olympics: 'We Will Give You a Present

"...for the innocent Muslim blood being spilled all around the world."

Screenshot of alleged terror video (Image source: CNN via YouTube raw clip)

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

MOSCOW (AP) — An Islamic militant group in Russia's North Caucasus has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month and posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Screenshot of alleged terror video (Image source: CNN via YouTube raw clip)

In the video, two Russian-speaking men sitting in front of black banners with Arabic verses warn President Vladimir Putin that if the games are held, "we will give you a present for the innocent Muslim blood being spilled all around the world."

They add that "for the tourists who come there will be a present, too."

The video was posted Sunday on the website of the militant group Vilayat Dagestan.

There had been no previous claim of responsibility for the bombings, which killed 34 people and heightened security fears before next month's Olympics.

Here's a report from CNN via YouTube:

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