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Euro 2016: Stadiums, fan zones, transport in France under potential terrorist threat, warns Foreign Office

Football fans warned to 'be vigilant'

By Claire Williamson

Euro 2016 stadiums, fan zones, bars, transport hubs are all potential targets for terrorist attacks, the Foreign Office has said.

It comes just one day after it was revealed that 15 planned terror attacks for the tournament had been thwarted.

Millions of football fans are expected to travel to France for the tournament including thousands from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The Northern Ireland team have their first game on Sunday June 12 against Poland in Nice.

Islamic State extremists have threatened France during the tournament.

Due to these ongoing threats the French government has warned the public to be especially vigilant and has reinforced its security meaurs

British counter-terrorism officers are playing "a key part" in planning against attacks that may target the tournament and a team from the UK has travelled to France and is working with police and intelligence services there to assess possible threats.

Football fans travelling to Euro 2016 have been warned to remain "vigilant at all times" in the face of the terrorism threat.

The Foreign Office has said a national state of emergency will remain in place until July 26 in order to cover the tournament period and other events like the Tour de France.

The Emergency phone number in France is 112.

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