A controlled explosion has been carried out at a stadium in France ahead of a Euro 2016 match.
Fans have reported hearing a bang while arriving for this evening’s France v Iceland match at the Stade de France shortly before 5pm. Fans are currently being refused entry to the venue while investigations are on-going.
Isis has previously said they intend to attack the tournament. However, it is not yet known why the explosion occurred.
Local media reports that an unattended car was exploded by police after they identified it as a suspicious vehicle.
There are no reports of any injuries.
In November the terror group attacked the stadium while President Francois Hollande was attending a match, as part of the multiple coordinated attacks which included the Bataclan theatre.
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