Fighter jets to guard World Cup stadia during matches to prevent 9/11 copycat terror attacks

Anti-aircraft guns will also be in place at all 12 venues while commercial flights will also be subject to a four-mile no-fly zone on matchdays.

Brazil will have fighter planes in the skies above World Cup venues to thwart devastating 9/11 copycat suicide attacks.

Anti-aircraft guns will also be in place at all 12 World Cup venues as tournament chiefs combat the threat of terrorists in hijacked planes.

The US-built Northrop Tiger fighters are set to be deployed as matches are played.

The 1,082mph jets, armed with air-to-air missiles and 30mm cannon, will be backed up by a reconnaissance plane.

Commercial flights will not be allowed to land at eight airports within a four-mile no-fly radius around the stadia when games are played.

Suspension will begin one hour before kick-off and last up to five hours.

Four passenger planes were hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists in the 9/11 attacks on the US in 2001.

Experts on the ground in Brazil will be checking for radioactive dirty bombs as part of the biggest security operation in the country’s history.


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