Five Tunisian arrested in Italy for terrorism charges

(MENAFN) On Thursday, five Tunisians were arrested by Italian police as part of what they said was a major operation against suspected supporters of Islamist terrorism in central and southern Italy.

The swoop is the latest in a series of similar raids this month, coming as Italy steps up the number of foreigners it expels.

Yesterday anti-terrorism police arrested an Italian citizen of Moroccan origin who they said was an Daesh sympathiser planning a truck attack.

"A vast anti-terrorism operation" was being carried out by special investigation forces based in
Rome and the nearby town of Latina, police said in a statement today.

The five Tunisians detained are suspected of being part of a network connected to Anis Amri, the Tunisian who killed 12 people when he drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin in December 2016, judicial sources told Reuters.


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