Brazil probes Olympics threats after group backs Islamic State
São Paulo: Brazil’s knowledge organization said on Tuesday it was researching all dangers to one month from now’s Rio Olympics after an assumed Brazilian Islamist bunch vowed devotion to Islamic State (IS) under three weeks before the Games.
The SITE Intelligence Group that screens the web reported that a gathering calling itself “Ansar al-Khilafah Brazil” said on the Telegram informing application on Sunday that it took after IS pioneer Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and had advanced IS publicity in Arabic, English and Portuguese.
Brazilian powers ventured up efforts to establish safety taking after the truck slaughter in Nice a week ago, arranging security cordons, further barricades and the searching of guests in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics.
Police and troopers participated throughout the weekend in drills close games offices and along transport courses.
The Games begin on Aug. 5 and are required to draw in upwards of 500,000 outside guests.
“All dangers identified with the Rio 2016 Games are as a rule fastidiously researched, especially those identified with terrorism,” the Brazilian knowledge office ABIN said in an announcement when requested that remark on the beforehand obscure gathering’s case of backing for Islamic State.
“Numerous are rejected and those that merit consideration are researched comprehensively,” ABIN said. An office representative declined to remark on whether the posting by the gathering exhibited a sound danger.
ABIN a month ago affirmed it had identified a Portuguese record on the Telegram application that was a station for trading data on Islamic State however powers said no danger had been recognized of an assault in Brazil.
Since Thursday’s assault in Nice where a truck pushed through group amid Bastille Day festivities, Brazil has tried to console the worldwide group that the Games will be protected and terrorist dangers are being considered important.
On Monday, break President Michel Temer issued a video message welcoming outsiders to come to Rio and appreciate the Games and the magnificence of the host city.
“We have fortified security especially in the city and you can come without stresses. You can appreciate the wonders of Rio de Janeiro and go to the Games,” he said in the brief video.
Brazilian security authorities say they are in close contact with accomplice nations about any conceivable dangers to the Games and have been checking chatrooms and different interchanges among associated sympathizers with radical gatherings.
They said their greatest worry amid the Olympics is not the danger of an organized assault by known aggressors yet the likelihood that a solitary performing artist or gathering thoughtful to activist causes could look to focus on the occasion.
Brazil will send around 85,000 troopers, police and other security staff, more than double the measure of the security organization amid the London Olympics in 2012.