Last sus­pect from Brazil Olympics at­tack group ar­rested

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Brazil­ian po­lice ar­rested the last re­main­ing mem­ber of what au­thor­i­ties have called an “ama­teur” Is­lamic State-linked group pre­par­ing at­tacks ahead of the Rio Olympics. The other 11 mem­bers were ar­rested last week and have been trans­ferred to a max­i­mum se­cu­rity pri­son near the border with Paraguay. The group is al­leged to have at­tempted to form an ex­trem­ist cell called De­fend­ers of Sharia, of which sev­eral mem­bers had sworn loy­alty to IS. They were al­legedly pre­par­ing at­tacks and had at­tempted to make con­tact on­line with an arms dealer in Paraguay to buy an AK-47 as­sault ri­fle.

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