Athletes and spectators from Britain will be the target of ‘Russia’s Osama Bin Laden’ at next month’s Winter Olympics, a secret intelligence report warns.
The document, drawn up by Canadian counterterrorism agencies and shared with British intelligence, says Doku Umarov poses the greatest terror threat for the Games at Sochi in southern Russia.
Umarov, 49, is the Chechen jihadist leader blamed for the two suicide bombings in Volgograd in Russia over Christmas.
The warlord leads Imarat Kavkaz (IK) – an armed group fighting to impose Islamic rule in Russia’s North Caucasus, the mountainous region that borders Sochi.
The heavily-redacted report, compiled by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and seen by The Mail on Sunday, says Umarov has called for attacks on what he calls the ‘satanic games’.
The report warns: ‘Doku Khamaiovich Umarov is a fervent Islamist who espouses AQ’s [Al Qaeda’s] ideology of global jihad.