Israeli National Team Escapes ISIS Attack

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Israeil football match against Albania was played in a different location because of security fears.
Israeil football match against Albania was played in a different location because of security fears.

Simultaneous attacks by ISIS have been foiled — including one targeting the Israeli national soccer team, police in Kosovo said. According to a statement issued Thursday, 18 people were arrested in Kosovo and six more across both Albania and Macedonia. Police said explosive devices, weapons, electronic equipment and a drone were recovered.
Police said the groups were coordinated by two Albanians who are part of ISIS in Syria. Albania moved a World Cup qualifying match with Israel on Saturday from the northern city of Shkoder, to a venue near the capital Tirana due to fears of a possible attack by militants. Reuters quoted a police statement as saying that the cell was “planning to commit terrorist attacks.

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