Italian Police Arrest Four Islamist Militants

(Reuters) Italian police on Tuesday arrested four of the six members of an Islamist militant cell which was planning attacks in the U.S., Israel and Italy. The group was based in Andria in the southern Italian region of Puglia, and in Milan, Brussels and Catania, Sicily. Police are still looking for two Tunisian men who they believe have returned to their home country. The six men tried to recruit among illegal immigrants in Italy, who then went on to training camps in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq and Yemen. The cell was characterized by "fierce anti-Semitism and anti-Western sentiment," a police statement said.

2013-05-01 00:00:00

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