London Olympics 2012 will see apartment block armed with Missiles
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London Olympics 2012 will see apartment block armed with Missiles

London : United Kingdom | Apr 28, 2012 at 7:17 PM PDT
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A completed apartment is seen at the athlete's village in the Olympic Park, in Stratford, east London

Terror threats have become very much real whenever there is a large gathering of people, hence keeping in view the 2012 London Olympics a decision has been taken to arm an apartment block in the city with surface-to-air missiles to counter possibilities of airborne terror strikes.

The high velocity missile system would be installed on the roof and there would be a team of 10-soldiers positioned there to extend round-the-clock security coverage for two months - the Games begin on 27th of July 2012.

This has been reported in The Australian of 29th April 2012.

One of the buildings chosen by the Ministry of Defense is in Bow in east London because it offers an excellent view of the areas that surround the Olympic Park and also of the entire sky above it.

More than 40,000 security personnel supported by adequate intelligence operations would be guarding the venues, the athletes and millions of visitors who would be in London for the Games and the authorities do not want to leave anything to chance.

It may be recalled that on 7th of July 2005, the day after London was named host city, there was an attack by four homegrown suicide bombers. They had attacked three underground trains and a bus and 52 persons lost their lives.

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