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Paris 2024 Olympics attack plot foiled: what was it aiming for ?

The attack was to take place during the football competitions, at Saint Etienne. He was é foiled by the General Directorate of Security Interior (DGSI) on May 22.

The football events of the 2024 Olympic Games were targeted by a planned attack, revealed BFMTV on Friday 31 ;may. The DGSI called upon an 18-year-old Czech man on May 22. He is suspected of of wanting to commit an attack "of Islamist inspiration" à Saint-Etienne, where The tests in question take place. It was precisely the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, its spectators and the police who were targeted. nbsp;

Photos of the stadium found during a search

The man was at home. his home when he was arrested. stopped. He had already made scoutings and was indicted before being placed in custody in provisional detention on May 26. According to the suspect, everything is false, he denies all the facts. On the other hand, he acknowledges having had "éexchanges and conversations" on encrypted messaging services. His home was taken over. searched. A photo of the stadium in question by the attack was found on his computer. Also on his phone were videos of the same location. Arrival in France with his parents in 2023, the man was unknown to the police and the justice system.

"The intelligence services are once again demonstrating their full mobilization and effectiveness. in the fight against terrorism and the protection of our country'welcomed' Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior, in a press release. "This is the first attack by played against the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the 50th foiled attack by our intelligence services since 2017,” he said. 

On April 26, a 16-year-old teenager, who wanted to die as a martyr in the name of the Islamic Caliphate, was killed. ; stopped. He wanted to get an explosive belt and carry out an attack. Defense & the period of the Olympic Games.  "The minor, who consulted jihadist propaganda, mentioned on social networks at will to commit a violent action,” he then announced. the DGSI. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

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