Heavy security presence in Dagestan as torch arrives

There is a heavy security presence in Makhachala , capital of Dagestan Republic. Credit: ITV News/John Ray

Amid terrorist threats, Russian security are taking few chances with the Olympic torch as it arrives in Makhachala , capital of Dagestan Republic which is home to Islamist militants who have vowed to target the games.

The torch will be taken round the local football stadium in front of security cleared crowd.

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