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Rio 2016: Amateur, ISIS-Linked Terrorist Cell Taken Down

Brazilian authorities arrested 10 suspects Thursday in an anti-terror operation carried out 15 days prior to the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics, Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said. “This was a suspected terrorist cell .. that went from exchanging suspicious messages online to making preparations” for a possible attack, De Moraes said at a news conference, adding that the detainees had made “at least one contact” with the Islamic State. “It was a cell of complete amateurs, disorganized” but a threat nevertheless, according to the minister, who said “no serious security force can ignore this” despite the group’s apparent…

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