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ISIS sends horror threat to launch terror attack on New York City in just days

• https://www.the-express.com, By TOM BEATTIE

A Pro-Isis group has sent a chilling threat ahead of the T-20 World Cup game between India and Pakistan at the newly-opened Nassau Stadium in New York. The tournament is set to be held in the United States and the Caribbean in June.

A previous report in the Express had revealed that online chat rooms were being used via the Matrix.org network by ISIS supporters as they urged followers to "prepare your weapon, devise your plan and then lure them in" in relation to targeting sporting events including the T-20 World Cup. Other events that they allegedly were encouraging followers to target were the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley stadium on June 1 and the Olympic Games in Paris.

A threat posted by the group shows a graphic of a man in a hood, who is brandishing a rifle. According to the report, the post read: "You wait for the matches...", alongside the chilling message: "And we wait for you..."

The poster also namechecks the location of 'Nassau Stadium' as well as the date June 9, which is when India and Pakistan are set to play each other in the cricket tournament. The competition itself will commence on June 1, with countries contesting the tournament through until June 29.

The graphic also depicts airborne drones above a rendering of a stadium, while also including a stick of dynamite, alongside a ticking clock. It is expected that a capacity crowd of 34,000 spectators will be present to see India and Pakistan play at the new ground, situated outside of Manhattan.

This will be one of eight games which are planned for the temporary stadium at Eisenhower Park. Previously fears of terrorist attacks have been downplayed by the ICC. The prime minister of Trinidad & Tobago, Keith Rowley also said: "Unfortunately, the threat of terrorism in its many and varied expressions is an ever-present danger in the world of the 21st century.

"Given the fact that bad actors can choose to misbehave in any way possible it makes it virtually impossible to completely seal off all opportunities."

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