Police in Brazil arrested suspected of preparing terror attack at Olympics

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Police in Brazil arrested 10 people suspected of preparing a terrorist attack during the Olympics.

Law enforcement authorities said that the suspects were supporters of the Islamic State.

As reported by Reuters citing the Minister of Justice Alexandre de Morales, the operation took place in 9 states. According to him, the militants did not have a specific target yet: preparations for a terrorist attack were at an early stage.

Earlier, intelligence agencies have warned about the threat of a terrorist attack at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be held from August 5 to 21.

Summer: NovayaGazeta.ru