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Euro 2016 terror plot failed

A number of planned terror attacks during the European Championship have been prevented following increased security measures.

It has emerged that an unnamed Frenchman was arrested on May 21 on the Ukrainian border with Poland, carrying 125kg of TNT, according to multiple sources.

Gazzetta World report that the Ukrainian security chief claimed that he intended to target Mulsim and Jewish places of worship in France, but also administrative building and infrastructure such as bridges and railways, reported Sky News.

Under surveillance since December, the 25-year-old suspect was seen buying five machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons.

“The Frenchman spoke negatively about his government’s actions, mass immigration, the spread of Islam and globalisation, and also talked about plans to carry out several terrorist attacks,” said Vasily Gritsak during a press conference.

The United States of America’s government issued a ‘potential terrorist attacks’ warning last week for any Americans planning to travel to Europe for Euro 2016.

Recently, French Special Forces have been preparing themselves for any potential threat during the tournament by carrying out simulated practice runs.

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