The UK foreign office has warned about the threat of terrorist attacks during the European Championship in football (EURO 2016), reports Reuters.
The site, which will host matches are “potential targets for terrorist attacks,” reads the message of Department. At the same time, the foreign office stressed that information about specific threats yet.
In turn, the British police also reported the threat of terrorism at Euro 2016, noted that law enforcement agencies will be on alert, writes The Times. The threat may be distributed in fan zones and other places of a mass congestion of people, said the head of the antiterrorist division of Scotland Yard Dean Haydon. He noted that it is not only about France but also about other European countries. “But the important point is that the threat level is now severe, and he hasn’t changed. It was at this level for many years,” explained Haydon.
Informed about the threat of terrorist attacks in Europe in the summer warned the US state Department. The Ministry reported that “a large number of tourists coming to Europe in the summer months, will be a major target for terrorists planning attacks in public places, especially at large-scale events”. The state Department paid special attention to the European championship, calling potential terrorist targets stadiums, fanzone and mass viewing of matches in France and throughout Europe. The warning, issued by the state Department, valid until August 31.
The head of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Vasyl Hrytsak said that his Department was able to prevent 15 attacks in France, planned before and during the European championship. This was preceded by the detention on the Ukrainian-Polish border, the French citizen, who could be planning attacks ahead of Euro-2016. Hrytsak said that the Frenchman was planning to undermine in France, mosque, synagogue, tax inspection and the observation of highways. Now he’s arrested.
EURO 2016 will be held in France from 10 June to 10 July.
On November 13 in Paris, a series of bomb attacks that killed 130 people. On March 22, the explosions took place in Brussels, the victims were more than 30 people. Responsibility for both attacks took banned in Russia “Islamic state”.