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ISIS threat looms large on UEFA Champions League, terror outfit issues warning

ISIS threat looms large on UEFA Champions League, terror outfit issues warning

Just weeks ago, ISIS-linked media called for an attack on Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena during a Bundesliga match

Spanish authorities are on high alert following a credible threat issued by the Islamic State ahead of the Champions League quarter-final match between Real Madrid and Manchester City. The threat, which targets all four stadiums hosting the quarter-final matches, has prompted heightened security measures across Europe.

The Al Azaim Foundation, known for disseminating ISIS messages, published a disturbing poster with the ominous message ‘Kill them all,’ listing the names of the stadiums. Spanish police have intensified security in Madrid, where two matches are scheduled.

Spanish authorities on high alert for Champions League

More than 2,000 agents from the National Police and Civil Guard are conducting surveillance operations in Madrid over the next 24 hours. Atletico Madrid is set to face Borussia Dortmund, adding to the security concerns.

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The threat follows a recent ISIS attack at the Crocus City Concert Hall in Moscow, resulting in numerous casualties. Additionally, just weeks ago, ISIS-linked media called for an attack on Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena during a Bundesliga match, prompting increased security measures that prevented any incident.

As Arsenal prepares to host Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium in London and Paris Saint-Germain hosts FC Barcelona in Paris, security remains a top priority at all venues.

The coordinated efforts of law enforcement agencies aim to mitigate the risk of a terrorist attack and ensure the safety of players, staff, and spectators attending these high-profile matches.

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