Police in Shanghai say they have foiled a terrorist plot targeting Olympic events in the Chinese financial hub.
Chinese state media reported Thursday that police in Shanghai have carried out raids and broken up a terrorist group.
Shanghai police official charged with security for Olympic events in
the city, Public Security Bureau Deputy Director Cheng Jiulong, did not
provide further details on the plot.
The official, Cheng
Jiulong, told the Xinhua news agency that international terrorists want
to attack Olympic events to be held in Shanghai.
But Cheng said he is confident of the safety of the Olympic events in the city, where 12 football matches will be held.
police official told state media that 1,500 security cameras have been
installed on public buses that pass the football stadium.
separate development, Shanghai authorities confirmed today they are
restricting the issue of business visas ahead of the Games.
have said the stricter visa regime is aimed at keeping out all but
essential visitors in order to ensure that the Olympic games run
Chinese authorities have reported disrupting or
dismantling several terrorist groups that allegedly posed a threat to
August's Olympic Games.
Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.