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Brazil arrests 10 suspected ISIS members ‘planning Olympic terrorist attacks’

Brazil arrests 10 suspected ISIS members ‘planning Olympic terrorist attacks’ Interim Brazilian President Michel Temer has called an emergency cabinet meeting after authorities arrested 10 alleged Islamic State members who were planning to carry out acts of terror during the Olympic Games in Rio, which begin next month. “This shows that Brazil is on its toes and monitoring any suspects that could become a threat,” Brazil’s presidential Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha told reporters, adding that the country’s top security officials had been sent to France to learn more about terror prevention in the aftermath of the attack on Nice. The police operation, codenamed ‘Hashtag,’ took place across nine states, with suspects arrested in Sao Paulo and Parana. Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes told a news conference on Thursday that all the detainees were Brazilian nationals. Judicial…

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