. As Brazil arrests 10 in alleged Olympics terror plot
Argentina took its pound of flesh against Nigeria’s D’ Tigers in game two of her two leg friendly international matches ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as they hit back with a vengeance in the second game winning 101-79 after their 96-92 points loss earlier.
Nicolas Laprovittola underlined his importance to the team, stepping out of the shadow cast by his more famous teammates by pouring in 24 points for the winners. He hurt Nigeria with 3-point shooting and overall play.
Captain Luis Scola and fellow veteran Andres Nocioni contributed 16 and 14 points, respectively.
Meanwhile in Rio, Brazilian police arrested 10 people who allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group on social media and discussed possible attacks during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, officials said Thursday.
Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said in the capital, Brasilia, that 10 suspects had been detained and two more were being sought. All are Brazilians, and one is a minor. The gender of the people was not given.
Police acted because the group discussed using weapons and guerrilla tactics to potentially launch an attack during the Olympics, which begin Aug. 5, Moraes said.
However “they were complete amateurs and ill-prepared” to actually launch at attack, Moraes said. “A few days ago they said they should start practicing martial arts, for example.”
Source : SunOnline