WASHINGTON: ISIS terror suspect Mohamed Abrini who was arrested in connection with Paris attacks revealed during interrogation that he carried out the deadly series of attack in the France and Brussels had their eye on the Euro 2016 soccer championships.

According to source that following Abrini's claims, investigators are hard at work to verify his assertion and a computer used by Brussels attackers Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui  found in a garbage outside the group's bomb factory contained a file of research indicating La Defense shopping mall in Paris and a Catholic association were additional potential targets.

The Euro 2016 tournament, which is set to begin from June 10 in cities across France, is one of the biggest international sporting tournaments in the world.

In November, three suicide bombings were carried outside the French national stadium while Germany was playing France as the attackers reportedly tried but failed to get inside the stadium.

Abrini was one of six people detained in raids Friday across the Belgian capital following which it was confirmed.