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Friday, 22 July 2016 - 8:35
Ten Arrested for 'Plotting 'Terror' Attacks in Brazil
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Brazilian police have arrested 10 members of a group alleged to be preparing acts of terrorism, two weeks before the start of the Olympic Games.

They were not members of so-called Islamic State but had tried to make contact with the group.

The justice minister said the group was in the planning stage of an attack and police acted as a preventative measure.

The Minister described the cell as "absolute amateurs" and "ill-prepared" to launch an attack.

All those arrested were Brazilian and two more suspects were being sought, he said.

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