Afghans suspected of plotting attacks detained in Italy
KABUL (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.
The detainees have reportedly downloaded propaganda on their mobile phones, including photos of Taliban insurgents and wounded American soldiers, according to the daily.
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