Pakistani among two arrested for supporting Islamic State in Italy

Men were arrested on suspicion they were plotting attacks in Italy and circulating threatening messages


Reuters July 22, 2015
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MILAN: Italian police arrested a Tunisian and Pakistani on Wednesday on suspicion they were plotting attacks in Italy and circulating threatening messages on the Internet in support of Islamic State.

The men were arrested in Brescia, a small city near Milan, police said in a statement, without naming either man.

Read: Italian police target al Qaeda inspired group planning attack in Pakistan

It said the Tunisian man, 35, had created a Twitter account from which he posted "threatening messages signed Islamic State" with the backdrop of famous landmarks such as Rome's Colosseum and Milan's cathedral.

Police were due to give details at a news conference later on Wednesday.

Read:Italy arrests Pakistani accused of bloody 2009 Peshawar bombing

Italian security forces have for months been on high alert against attacks at embassies, synagogues, churches, the Vatican and areas usually crowded with tourists.

COMMENTS (5)

Roussou | 5 years ago | Reply What's wron with these people? Can't they lead normal life like normal people?
pakistani | 5 years ago | Reply @Observer: seems every week. good going pakistan and make us proud on the world stage. hope if this continues all the countries put immigration embargo officially. already most of the western countries are not granting long term visa to pakistanis and soon they will put official embargo on pakistanis travelling to western countires. but stil we are top on illegal immigrants in uk, us and canada
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