Brazil to bolster security

Brazil said on Friday that it will boost security for next month's Olympics in Rio, following the truck attack in the French city of Nice.

Brazil's interim president Michel Temer held an emergency meeting with his intelligence chief and members of his cabinet late on Friday, after which intelligence chief Sergio Etchegoyen said new security measures would include extra checkpoints, barricades and traffic restrictions.

Brazil had already planned to deploy 85,000 policemen and soldiers to provide security for the Games from Aug 5-21 - double the number at London 2012.

The South American country has been on alert after the French military intelligence chief said France had been informed of a terror attack on its team at Rio. - AFP.

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