10 arrested for allegedly planning attack involving Rio Olympics

July 21, 2016 3:22 PM

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Brazilian authorities arrested 10 people loyal to the Islamic State who were believed to be planning attacks during the Summer Olympics, a government official confirmed Thursday.

Investigators say those arrested were discussing targets in Rio, which leads them to believe they were planning attacks during the Olympics. Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said the group was part of a "novice cell" and that "they went from simply making comments about the Islamic State and ter...

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