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Brazil Probes Group on Suspected Links to Terrorism, Folha Says

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Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Brazil’s government is investigating a group of about 20 Brazilians who are suspected of having received training and money from Islamic organizations for terrorist activity in the country, Folha de S. Paulo reported without saying how it obtained the information.

They traveled to Iran in 2008 sponsored by Hizbollah and Islamic Jihad to learn how to develop political and armed cells, the Sao Paulo newspaper said, without citing the source.

The country’s federal police opened an inquiry to investigate the group three years ago after receiving a report from the U.S.’s Central Intelligence Agency, Folha said.

David Sallen, director of intelligence at Brazil’s federal police, confirmed to Folha that some of the Brazilians who traveled to Iran are being investigated and that it’s not certain they had terrorism training.

To contact the reporter on this story: Katia Cortes in Brasilia at at kcortes@bloomberg.net

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