Alarm in France. The attack on the stadium was foiled. It will blow up the games

The 18-year-old was arrested on May 22 this year, the French Interior Ministry said. in Saint-Etienne in central France. During the games, the ministry said, “first findings indicate that he was actively planning the attack in connection with a soccer match at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne.”

BFMTV reported that the attack was carried out by a young man from Chechnya. The young man came to France in 2023 with his parents. The police said that he was arrested at his house. However, earlier, he was able to conduct a reconnaissance on the ground he wanted.

A teenager from Chechnya planned an attack in France. He wanted to die as a martyr

According to the Interior Ministry, this is the first foiled attack against the Olympic Games, which will be held in Paris from July 26 to August 11. Football matches are going to be held in different cities of France. The final of the tournament will be held in Paris.

In March this year, the French government raised the terror threat level to the highest level.

The arrested teenager confessed that he wanted to “die as a martyr”. The spectators and the police officers who had gathered at the stadium were also the targets of his attack. How the attacker planned to carry out his crime plan and what destructive force he could create was not mentioned.

Chechnya has already been officially accused. He is currently in pre-trial detention, awaiting a criminal trial.

Saint-Etienne Football Stadium/

Virtual staging of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Paris/Florian halloo/AFP

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