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Policemen take part in a mock suicide attack exercise as part of security measures for the upcoming Euro 2016 football championship, at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, central-eastern France, on May 30, 2016. (Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images)
Policemen take part in a mock suicide attack exercise as part of security measures for the upcoming Euro 2016 football championship, at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, central-eastern France, on May 30, 2016. (Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images)
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Authorities say a Frenchman detained last month with a large cache of weapons was plotting attacks during the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament, which starts in France on Friday.

News of the plot raises worries about security that were already high after last November's terrorist attacks in Paris that killed more than 100 people.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with the BBC security correspondent Gordon Corea about preparations to protect the tournament.

Read more on this story via the BBC

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Gordon Corera, BBC security correspondent. He tweets @gordoncorera.

This segment aired on June 10, 2016.

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