Russia: Six deaths, car blast prompt security sweep ahead of Sochi – CNN.com


(CNN) — Russian authorities are investigating six suspicious deaths and at least one car explosion this week about 300 miles from the site of next month\’s Winter Olympics, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported Thursday.

The deaths in southern Russia\’s Stavropol territory, which borders the province where the Olympics will be held in Sochi, have prompted security forces to conduct an anti-terrorism sweep there — one of the latest moves to address security concerns before the games.

The bodies of three men and explosive material were found Thursday in a vehicle in an unspecified location in Stavropol province, RIA Novosti reported.

A day earlier, a vehicle containing a body exploded as police approached it in the same province, and two other bodies were found in other vehicles there Wednes

via Russia: Six deaths, car blast prompt security sweep ahead of Sochi – CNN.com.

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