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Rio Olympics: Suspected IS men arrested in Brazil

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Published on 22 July 2016 10:35 AM GMT

Rio Olympics: Suspected IS men arrested in Brazil
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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.

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