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Brazil to review Olympics security measures after Nice attack

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Brazilian Public-Safety National Force personnel patrol the 2016 Rio Olympics Park in Rio de Janeiro.(Reuters File)

Brazilian officials said they will review security preparations for the upcoming Olympics after a devastating attack in Nice, France, and will probably increase the number of police checkpoints during the August 5-21 games.

Defence minister Raul Jungmann told CBN radio in a Friday interview that safety protocols would be revised in the wake of Thursday’s attack in Nice, killing scores of people. He regretted the restriction of movement that would be caused by the possible increase of security checkpoints throughout the Olympics host city. He didn’t say what other measures could be taken.

Top government military adviser Sergio Etchegoyen told journalists in the capital Brasilia that the country’s security authorities were meeting Friday to examine possible gaps in preparations in hopes of guarding against such an attack in Brazil.