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Afghans suspected of plotting attacks detained in Italy

Afghans suspected of plotting attacks detained in Italy

May 10, 2016 - 17:15

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Two Afghan migrants were detained by Italian police on Tuesday on charges of plotting attacks on targets in London, a UK-based newspaper reported.

Restaurants, hotels and a pedestrian footbridge east of London, as well as Rome’s Coliseum and Circus Maximus, a venue for modern-day concerts, were among the targets.

Daily Express said Hakim Nasiri, 23, and Gulistan Ahmadzai, 29, were detained in Italy’s southern city of Bari in the morning. Nasiri, working at a refugee reception centre near the airport in Bari, was granted protection on May 6.

He has allegedly been planning attacks on airports, ports, police vehicles, shopping centres, hotels as well as other unspecified terrorist strikes in Italy and Britain,the newspaper said, citing police documents.

Ahmadzai was held on charges of aiding illegal immigration by smuggling migrants into Italy from Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistaninfo-icon and helping them reach Britain via France.

The detainees have reportedly downloaded propaganda on their mobile phones, including photos of Talibaninfo-icon insurgents and wounded American soldiers, according to the daily.

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