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  • FILE -  In this screen shot taken in Moscow, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 off a  computer screen showing an undated photo of a man identified as Chechen separatist leader Doku Umarov,  posted on the site. An Islamic militant group in Russia's North Caucasus is reporting the death of its leader, who had threatened to attack Sochi Olympics and was one of Russia's most wanted men. The death of Chechen warlord Doku Umarov has been reported previously, but this appears to be the first time by the organization he headed. (AP Photo/, file)

    Chechen warlord who threatened Sochi reported dead

    Doku Umarov, a Chechen warlord who had threatened to attack the Sochi Olympics and claimed responsibility for some of Russia's deadliest terror attacks in recent years, was reported dead on Tuesday by the Islamic militant group he led. One of Russia's most wanted men, he was 49.

  • ** FILE ** Checkin terrorist Doku Umarov. (Associated Press)

    'Russian bin Laden' Doku Umarov killed, report says

    The "Russian bin Laden" is dead, if reports by a website dedicated to Islamic news in the North Caucasus is correct.

  • Olympics divide Sochi's indigenous Circassians

    While Vladimir Putin and rich Olympic sponsors watch the Winter Games in gleaming arenas, boys in nearby Bolshoi Kichmai herd their goats by tying them to rickety bicycles, riding against the wind through a rocky valley where invading Russian armies slaughtered their ancestors 150 years ago.

  • Specially designated: Doku Umarov circulated a video last summer advocating action against the Winter Olympics in Russia. (Kavkaz Center via Associated Press)

    'Russian bin Laden' Doku Umarov investigated in pre-Olympics attacks

    Two suicide bombings targeting Russian civilians just weeks from the opening of Winter Olympics have renewed fears that a Chechen terrorist known as the "Russian bin Laden" may be bent on committing or inspiring more attacks on so-called soft targets, and possibly major international sporting events.

  • In this photo made by a public camera and made available by the Associated Press Television News  smoke pours out  after an explosion at Volgograd railway station, in Volograd Russia on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. More then a dozen people were killed and scores were wounded Sunday by a suicide bomber at a railway station in southern Russia, officials said, heightening concern about terrorism ahead of February's Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. (AP Photo/ Associated Press Television News)

    Female suicide bomber in Russia kills at least 14 at railway station

    At least 14 people were killed and scores were wounded Sunday by a female suicide bomber at a railway station in southern Russia, officials said, heightening concern about terrorism ahead of February's Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

  • A bus in Volgograd, Russia, was reduced to wreckage after a female passenger set off a bomb, killing six people and injuring about 30, officials said. The attack added to security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics in the southern Russian resort city of Sochi. (Associated Press Photographs)

    Jihadist bus bombing raises tensions for Russia ahead of Olympics

    A suicide bombing by an Islamic militant in southern Russia this week has raised the specter of terrorist attacks during the Winter Olympics in February in Sochi, a Black Sea resort about 400 miles south of the bomb attack.

  • In this photo taken Tuesday, May 21, 2013, police officers check documents while patrolling in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia. Police, security and medical personnel in Sochi have conducted dozens of drills to train for potential threats. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)

    Chechen rebel calls on Russian Islamists to attack Olympics at Sochi

    A top Chechen rebel leader, Doku Umarov, has called for Islamist radicals in Russia's North Caucasus to attack the Winter Olympic Games being held in Sochi in February.

  • Russia says it foiled plot to attack Olympics site

    Russian agents have foiled terror attack plans on the Black Sea resort of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, authorities said Thursday, blaming Chechen separatists and neighboring Georgia of jointly masterminding the plans.

  • Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is running for his former job as president, addresses a conference of the Union of Industrialists in Moscow on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Report: Russia, Ukraine foil plot to kill Putin

    Security forces have uncovered a plot to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and have arrested suspects linked to a Chechen rebel leader known for other terror attacks, Russian state television reported Monday.

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