Police in Brazil arrest group suspected of planning terror attack during Rio Games

July 21, 2016 3:33 PM

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Police in Brazil arrest group suspected of planning terror attack during Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police have arrested 10 people suspected of planning terrorist attacks during the Rio Olympics, Brazilian prosecutors in the southern state of Parana said Thursday.

The 10, all Brazilians, had declared loyalty to the Islamic State and were communicating via cellphone messenger services Telegram and WhatsApp to plan attacks during the Summer Games, which open Aug. 5, Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes told reporters in the capital, Brasilia. The arrests took p...

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