DANGER: Isis plans to target the World Cup with dronesPhoto by: IAN MILLAR / PH
Isis is even plotting to send suicide bombers into stadiums on flyboards, a Daily Star Sunday investigation can reveal. Islamist nuts have been posting videos and pictures on encrypted app Telegram detailing their evil plans to murder players and fans.
Chilling images show extremists believed to be returning to Russia from Syria and Iraq building weaponised drones. Several shots are taken from a drone camera of bombs being dropped on to a target.
One menacing post showed a man on a turbojet-powered “flyboard air” captioned: “Have you ever thought about a flying suicide bomber who can fly over walls? We ask god for the success of the military manufacturers.”
Security sources say Isis could equip the Unmanned Armed Vehicles with chemical or bacterial substances to devastating effect.
On one pro-Isis Telegram site a post alongside images of a bomb being dropped on a target states: “It seems that Isis intensifies its attacks and tries to improve its new aerial weapon and explosive force of the bomb carried by the UAV.”
AT RISK: Star players like Harry Kane could be at targeted by dronesPhoto by: GETTY
THREAT: Isis have plans to fly drones into the stadiums themselvesPhoto by: IAN MILLAR
The Russian secret service is believed to be preparing for attacks after fears that both Isis and al-Qaida will send “sabotage groups”. The Federal Security Service said it thwarted atrocities at the 2016 Confederations Cup, seen as a dry run for the summer showpiece.
Among anti-terror measures approved by President Vladimir Putin are restrictions in the sales of arms, explosives and poisons near where the World Cup is being played, a ban on drones near stadiums and registering the identities of all ticketholders in advance.
The warnings came as Isis issued a threat to attack the World Cup with a poster of Argentinian star Lionel Messi crying blood. The image shows the Barcelona forward behind bars in an attempt by fanatics to spread fear.
Another post had a terrorist armed with a gun and explosives near a football stadium, along with the words: “I swear that the Mujahideen’s fire will burn you...just you wait.”