Rio Olympics: Suspected IS men arrested in Brazil
Brasilia: Ten people suspected to be belonging to a group supporting Islamic State (IS ) were arrested on Thursday. They were discussing some terrorist acts and Olympics games in Rio de Janerio.The justice minister said," The group was non-professional and planning to attack. There were not members of Islamic state but had tried to make contact with the group."
- All those arrested people are Brazilian.
- The group was in contact via messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram.
- They didn't know each other personally.
- They tried to contact weapon supplier in neighbouring Paraguay to get AK 47 assault rifles.
More than 5 lakhs people are expected to travel to Brazil for Rio Olympics and around 80,000 police will patrol Rio streets.