Damascus: ISIS fanatics have called for lone-wolf World Cup attacks in a chilling series of posters showing bomb blasts at venues in Russia.
One of the terror group’s mocked-up images shows flames engulfing a stadium and nearby facilities at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in the World Cup host city of Sochi, southern Russia.
Another calls for lone-wolf jihadists to ‘kill them all’ with the phrase written in French along with a picture of a knife slicing through a tournament logo against the backdrop of another Russian stadium.
A third shows an armed militant with the caption ‘the terror will begin’ and a fourth uses a clip of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing to call for a lone-wolf attack at football’s showpiece contest, according to the respected SITE Intelligence Group which monitors terror activity.
It comes as the World Cup gets underway on Thursday afternoon with hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia in Moscow’s Luzhinki Stadium.
The posters are the latest in a series of threats made against the tournament by the extremists. In May, ISIS fanatics threatened to behead Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in sickening posters.