ISIS planning wave of attacks during Euro 2016, French security chief says

Patrick Calvar, the head of France’s DGSI domestic security service, said in a rare statement that ISIS has prepared a wave of terror that is to be carried out across the country during the Euro 2016 football tournament in June. According to Calvar, who spoke at a meeting of the defense committee of the French parliament, the ISIS plot includes the planting of powerful explosives in crowded areas and a large number of places to create “an atmosphere of general panic.” About 2.5 million football fans are expected to attend the 51 matches at 10 stadiums during the tournament. French security services are also concerned about places where the matches will be shown on giant screens to thousands of people.

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