>> Brazil, Thursday arresting ten people suspected of being a part of a group supporting Islamic state, official saying they'd picked up their chatter discussing terrorist acts at next months olympic games in Rio. All ten are Brazilian citizens who were in contact on messaging apps like WhatsApp and Telegram, but were a disorganized cell connected only online according to justice minister Alexander.
Reuters' correspondent Anthony Boadle is in Brazil.>> Bryce called the group absolutely amateur and said they did not know each other personally. They were a virtual group. He said there was no evidence to say that the risk of terrorist attacks during the Rio Olympics had increased.>> Officials say Thursday's operation was Brazil's first against a suspected terrorist cell, coming a week after the truck massacre in Nice, France.
They called it a pre-emptive move against a group that had been monitored because they'd accessed web sites linked to ISIS, and more people are being watched.>> A Presidential Aide told us that 100 people were being monitored in Brazil as possible terrorist suspects. The Aide said Brazilian Intelligence Services have been cooperating with French, German, British, Israeli, and US agencies in tracing potential suspects.
>> While Brazil isn't a common terrorist target, fears of a possible attack are growing ahead of the Rio games which start on August 5th and are expected to draw half a million visitors.