Friday, April 29, 2016

Italy: Israeli Embassy attack in Rome foiled by Italian authorities

Ynet News reports:

Two of the people who planned to carry out
an attack on the Israeli Embassy in Rome
Arrest warrants were issued for six people affiliated with ISIS on Thursday evening, four of which planned to attack the Israeli Embassy in Rome and the Vatican.

Milan prosecutor Maurizio Romanelli told reporters that investigators intercepted communications from within ISIS held territory ordering attacks in Italy, "with particular attention to the city of Rome" and focusing on the Holy Year pilgrimage now underway.

He said the messages promoting lone-wolf attacks were "very strong, very serious and very efficient," indicating that ISIS's current policy is to push for attacks in locations where foreign fighters are residing "as the best way of creating terror within Western countries."

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