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Singapore Thwart ISIS Terror Attack on Formula One Grand Prix

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A terrorist plot to attack the site of next month’s Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore has been smashed.

Six suspected Islamic State fanatics planning a rocket attack were under arrest last night – weeks before motor racing stars including Britain’s Lewis Hamilton compete at the Marina Bay circuit.

The gang intended to launch missiles on Singapore’s glittering waterfront from Indonesian-controlled Batam island ten miles away.

Marina Bay is home to the spectacular night-time F1 Grand Prix which Lewis, 31, has already won twice.

The race is a street circuit threading round a giant ferris wheel and a casino resort, reports the Sunday People.

The arrested men are linked to Bahrun Naim, 32, an Indonesian IT graduate accused of organising a ­massacre in Jakarta six months ago and now with IS in Syria.

This week Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Loong appeared ­beside US President Barack Obama and pledged to send medical teams to Iraq to help ­forces fighting IS.

After the arrests on Friday by Indonesian police, Singapore’s home affairs minister Kasi Shanmugam said: “This shows how our enemies are thinking of different ways of attacking us.

“Terrorists will seek to come in through our checkpoints. They will also try to launch attacks from just outside. And this is in addition to lone-wolf attacks.”

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