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Brazilian Islamist eyed attack on French team during Rio games - official

14 Jul 2016, 00:42 IST

PARIS (Reuters) - A Brazilian Islamist militant was plotting an attack against the French delegation at the summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, the head of a French intelligence agency has said.

General Christophe Gomart, who runs the military intelligence directorate (DRM), made the comment in May during a parliamentary commission hearing into Islamist militant attacks in France in 2015. The transcript has just been made public.

Gomart told lawmakers that his service had been told by a "partner agency" about the plot.

He did not give any further details.

(Reporting by Gerard Bon; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by John Irish)

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