Al Qaeda is planning to attack the Euro 2008 football championships in Switzerland and Austria in June, Swiss police say.
"The Euro 2008 tournament is a target cited by the Islamist terrorist network," federal police spokesman Juerg Buehler told Swiss newspaper La Liberte.
He said messages had been posted on Islamist websites and police were "following the situation very closely".
One of the messages urges terrorists to "transform the safest countries in Europe to the hell seen in Iraq or Afghanistan".
Source: Sky (English)