Ukraine detains Frenchman over plotting attacks during 'Euro 2016 tournament'
June 6, Keiv: Ukraine has detained a Frenchman suspected of planning mass attacks during the Euro 2016 football tournament, which starts on Friday, officials said.
The man, identified by French media as Gregoire Moutaux, 25, was arrested on the Ukrainian border with Poland.
According to reports, the man came to Ukraine under the guise of volunteering to fight in the conflict in the country's east and managed to obtain 125kg of TNT, five assault rifles, two anti-tank grenade launchers and ammunition.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said in a statement that the man planned to blow up bridges and highway infrastructure in various parts of
France, as well as a tax collection office, a mosque, a synagogue and public areas to be used for the football championship.
The security services said that the unidentified man wanted to carry out 15 attacks in total.
Attacks are a major concern for French authorities as they prepare to host the month-long tournament at stadiums in the Paris area and eight other cities from Friday through July 10, Al Jazeera reported.
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