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Dutch checking terrorist threat against women's football tournament

DUTCH CHECKING TERRORIST THREAT AGAINST WOMENS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

Dutch security authorities were on Wednesday investigating an alleged Daesh terrorist threat against the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 tournament.

The threat was made in a chatroom used by the Daesh group and specifically cited the game on July 19 in Utrecht when England plays Scotland.

"The clues are being analysed," a spokesman for the counterterrorism agency NCTV said.

The country's terrorism threat level remains at 4, its second-highest position, meaning there is a substantial danger of an attack but no evidence to suggest that one is imminent.

The women's football championship starts on Saturday and lasts until August 6.

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