Controlled explosion at Paris ahead of Euro clash

Fans have reported hearing a bang while arriving for this evening’s 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.   -  Reuters

According to reports, French police has conducted a controlled explosion outside the Stade de France - less than four hours before the host's Euro 2016 semi-final clash against Iceland.

Fans have reported hearing a bang while arriving for this evening’s 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.

Local media reports that an unattended car was exploded by police after they identified it as a suspicious vehicle. French police outside the Stade de France quickly insisted that there is "nothing to worry about", detailing that a small charge was used to open the door of a suspicious parked vehicle at 5:32pm local time.

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