Terrorism suspects were planning attacks in Italy, prosecutor says

The suspected jihadi sympathizers targeted by Italian arrest warrants were not just preparing to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, but were also planning terrorist attacks in Italy, prosecutors say.

Investigators intercepted conversations the suspects had with people from Syria and Iraq that contained "a request to carry out attacks on Italian soil," Milan prosecutor Maurizio Romanelli says in a press conference.

Those arrested "had very bad intentions" as they were "urged to consider the possibility of carrying out attacks or violent acts also in Italy," Interior Minister Angelino Alfano tells the Mattino 5 news programme.

Last update: Thu, 28/04/2016 - 14:07
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