Terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) issued a statement that contained threats against a number of countries. On Thursday, June 8, according to Belgian newspaper DH.be.
The message, written in broken English, encourages the Muslim to keep away from places of a mass congestion of people: markets, lively streets and squares, because “soldiers of the Caliphate will blow up, crush and cut the throat of enemies.” The threatening letter addressed to the Muslims in eight countries: Belgium, USA, Russia, France, UK, Canada, Australia and Italy.
Belgian expert in the field of combating international terrorism Peter van Ostayen believes that the statement of radicals can have serious grounds. Now it is the study performed by analysts from the Belgian administration for analysis of threats.
June 6 on the square in front of Notre Dame Cathedral 40-year-old citizen of Algeria, shouting “This is for Syria!” was attacked with a hammer at police. Colleagues patrol opened fire on the attacker, wounding him in the leg. At the hospital, the assailant said he is a “soldier of the Caliphate” and fight for the Islamic state. The French Prosecutor’s office qualified his actions as a terrorist attack.
The evening of June 3 in the capital of the UK three men in a van ran over pedestrians near London bridge, then got to the borough market, where he got out of the car and with knives attacked passers-by.
The victims of this attack were 8 people, 48 were injured. The terrorists were shot dead by law enforcement officers.