Police investigating soccer match terror threat in Dagestan
Police are investigating reports that a terrorist attack was planned for a football match, the interior ministry of the southern region of Dagestan said Friday. The two teams are scheduled to play Sunday in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan.
Earlier Friday, there was a report that authorities had received a telephone call about a terrorist attack said to be planned by a Spartak Moscow fan named Rodion. The unknown caller was reportedly based in the city of Vyborg near St. Petersburg and said he had heard about the supposed attack online.
"Online media have reported that one of the fans on their way to the capital of Dagestan for the Anzhi-Zenit match is planning to commit a terrorist act," said a statement issued by the Dagestan interior ministry.
It added, "This message is being carefully checked by all the operational law enforcement services."
No additional safety measures will be taken during the match, the ministry added.
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