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Brazil Arrests Ten for Terrorist Plan During Olympics

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Fifteen days to go before the start of the 2016 Olympics, ten men were arrested on Thursday, suspected of planning terrorist attacks in Rio de Janeiro during the Games. According to authorities all the men are Brazilians.

Brazil’s Justice Minister, Alexandre de Moraes, said the arrest of the ten Brazilians came after the group who called themselves Supporters of Sharia (Islamic law) started to exchange messages in social media about preparations for a terrorist attack in Brazil.

The operation, dubbed Hashtag, arrested the ten suspects in ten different Brazilian . . .

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