Euro 2016 On Alert For Terrorist Attacks

The French government has released a mobile phone app to alert the public in the event of a terrorist attack.

The app is being released ahead of the Euro 2016 football tournament, which starts on Friday.

It will alert geo-located users in case of a “suspected attack” the interior ministry said in a statement.

The government said the app was developed after November’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people.

On Tuesday, the British Foreign Office warned that stadiums, fan zones and transport hubs were all possible targets during the football tournament.

Users will be able to sign up to receive alerts in up to eight different “geographical zones” in addition to their present location.

Alerts will offer a brief description of what has happened as well as advice on how to stay safe. As France makes it’s final preparations to host the Euro 2016 football tournament, security forces across the country have been holding drills to check preparedness.

Chilling footage shows emergency responders in training as fans were warned tournament venues are potential targets. Police swarmed on the French city of Lyon last night just days ahead of the official start of Euro 2016 in France .

Emergency responders who took part in the mock terror drill warned travelling fans to remain “vigilant at all times” amid the heightened terror threat.