Friday, December 16, 2011

#Olympics 2012 ...1,000-strong rapid reaction force(RAF) is to respond to a "mass casualty incident".

Military bosses fear that terrorists are planning to execute a fatal "deadly bomb" attack during the 2012 London Olympics.

Military sources told The Mirror they fear attacks might occur outside London because terrorists might view them as less secure locations.

Though the Games, which will be held from July 27 to August 12, will be centred on the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, 34 venues across Britain will be used.

Preparations are being made for a possible radioactive attack at a Games venue outside London, including Old Trafford in Manchester, Brands Hatch in Kent and Weymouth in Dorset.
UK Defence Ministry (MoD) has also set up a 1,000-strong rapid reaction force(RAF) is to respond to a "mass casualty incident".

"We have been fully involved in -Olympic security planning and it is -anticipated the Armed Forces will provide some specialist support. Ongoing planning to meet a range of contingencies is sensible," the Mirror quoted a MoD spokesperson, as saying.

"Transition to Threat State Critical is ongoing. It is identifying additional defence support that might be required in such circumstances, for example radiological detection at non-London venues," a briefing note sent to commanders involved in the MoD Operation Olympic said.

The briefing notes outlines that the MoD had been asked provide a "contingency force" drawn from the Army, Navy and RAF in addition to the 8,000 troops to police the Olympics and Paralympics. (ANI)