The intelligence Agency of Brazil stated that it considers all threats in Rio, which will host the 2016 Olympics after terrorists on jihadi messaging channel urged its followers to target the Olympics.
"Many of the threats are discarded, and those that deserve attention are investigated exhaustively ," said the Agency. This week, the terrorists in the Annex called for attacks against the games and gave detailed objectives and methods.
The message was sent to "inspire the believers!" It States: "the Lone wolf from anywhere in the world can move to Brazil now." The report also suggested the use of games to target enemies of Jihad, including Western athletes.
Security experts report that Brazil has no history of jihadist activities, and no identified terrorist networks, because it will be difficult to prevent the attack at the Olympic games. However, as in many other cities, Rio is facing the threat of individuals, or "lone wolf" terrorists who act alone.
In the period after the attack in nice, France, the Brazilian authorities stated that they were reviewing the Olympic security plan, extend the perimeter around objects and add a checkpoint, and restrict the traffic.
About 85 thousand police officers, soldiers and firefighters will be on duty during the games, more than two times more than in London four years ago. On Wednesday, more than two weeks before the opening ceremony, troops appeared on the popular beaches, including Copacabana.
The Brazilian government confirmed to CNN that four people have been rejected on the Olympic accreditation because of suspicions of links to terrorism.
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