IS Looking To Target European Beach: Intelligence


Berlin: Tourist destinations, including beaches in Italy, Spain and Southern France, may be on the radar of ISIS, says a report published in German tabloid Bild.

In a report quoting sources and tip-offs in the French, German and Italian intelligence, Bild said European holiday resorts are in the cross-hairs of the ISIS and assassins may pose as vendors on beaches.

The reports also said these “vendors” could detonate suicide vests and bombs buried under sun loungers and could cause heavy casualties.

“It is possible that ISIS is conceiving of a new terror dimension. The beaches cannot be protected,” a senior German security official told the tabloid.

The intelligence agencies said the beaches which are definite targets include resorts in southern France, the Costa del Sol in Spain and both coasts in Italy.