No known terrorist threat to Rio Olympics says official

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BRASÍLIA: Brazil is preparing to deal with a terrorist attack at the Rio Olympics but has no information of any planned plots, the country’s intelligence chief announced on Friday (Saturday in Manila). “We have no information about a terrorist cell preparing in Brazil. Our risk assessment does not indicate this, but we are working permanently as if the threat were imminent, as if this could happen tomorrow,” Wilson Trezza, director of the Brazilian Intelligence Agency, said. With nine months before the first Summer Games in South America, Brazilian security officials say they will be able to stop any threat. Fears have risen since the attacks two weeks ago in Paris, including outside the national football stadium, that left at least 130 people dead.

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