Kosovo police stop Islamic State attack on Israeli soccer team

The Israeli soccer team practices ahead of a game.

Kosovan police announced yesterday that they had foiled a plot by the Islamic State to attack the Israeli soccer team in Kosovo. The Israeli team had gone to Kosovo for a World Cup qualifying match with the Albanian team.

Eighteen of the suspects arrested for the planned terrorist attack were citizens of the Republic of Kosovo, and one was a Macedonian. The suspects were found with two different types of explosives, a drone, multiple guns, and religious literature with an ‘extremist ideology’.

You can read the full press release from the Kosovo police here.


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