German intelligence warns of IS terrorist plan at Euro 2016

(VOVworld) - Germany’s intelligence chief has warned that the Euro 2016 football championship, which is set to take place in France, lies within the scope of IS planning terror attacks. Hans-Georg Maassen, head of Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, said that IS has apparently “set its sights” on the mass sport event.

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Hans-Georg Maassen © Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters

The intel chief pointed out that although there has been no direct evidence of the group planning terror attacks there was an elevated number of indications that IS, Al-Qaeda or Al-Nusra Front intended to hit western targets.
The warning echoes the French spy chief’s statements last week, during which he said that his country currently faces the “greatest threat” from potential terror attacks. French has strengthened security to ensure safety for the Euro 2016 starting June 16.

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