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The Minister of the Interior introduced on Tuesday that he had requested to “considerably” strengthen safety in view of the match between PSG and FC Barcelona on Wednesday on the Parc des Princes. Gérald Darmanin introduced that the Islamic State group had made public a “clear threat” within the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League.

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Champions League alert. Security has been “considerably” strengthened in Paris forward of the match between PSG and Barcelona on Wednesday night on the Parc des Princes, after the Islamic State group made public a “clear threat” to the quarter-final first leg, introduced Tuesday April 9 Gérald Darmanin.

“The police chief, with whom I spoke very early this morning (Tuesday), has considerably strengthened security means,” declared the Minister of the Interior, referring to a “clear risk publicly talked about by the Islamic State “.

The General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) “is particularly hard at work to provide preventive or, if necessary, curative information,” he added.

Threat to the competition

Gérald Darmanin spoke in Paris during a trip to the river brigade of the police headquarters, which will be particularly involved in securing the opening ceremony on the Seine of the Paris Olympic Games.

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“IS threatened the quarter-finals of the Champions League, not specifically in France, via one of its communications agencies,” a source close to the matter told AFP.

In the premier European club competition, Arsenal hosts Bayern Munich in London on Tuesday evening (9 p.m.) and Real Madrid Manchester City at the same time. Wednesday evening, it will be the turn of Paris SG to welcome FC Barcelona to the Parc des Princes and Atlético Madrid to host Dortmund.

“I asked the Director General of Internal Security this (Tuesday) morning to communicate the information we had to the other services of the other countries which are hosting the quarter-finals,” indicated Gérald Darmanin.

The IS “is chargeable for the final eight assaults that France has skilled”, he underlined, while calling not to “sink into what terrorist propaganda is making an attempt to do, that’s say making an attempt to sow worry, terror, all over the place.”

With AFP