Terror suspect released in Italy

Bari (Italy), May 12 (IANS/AKI) One of three asylum-seekers arrested on suspicion of links to the IS terror group and plotting to attack Rome and other targets has been released from custody in southern Italy, police said on Thursday.

On Wednesday, police in the southeastern port city of Bari arrested 23-year-old Afghan Haim Nasiri on international terrorism charges and his compatriot Gulistan Ahmadzai on charges of aiding illegal immigration.

An unnamed Pakistani suspect was arrested in the northern city of Milan and arrest warrants were issued for two other Afghan asylum-seekers and a Pakistani, police said.

All five suspects allegedly belong to an IS-linked militant cell and were planning attacks on Rome’s Colosseum as well as on other targets in the Italian capital and in Britain, France and Belgium, investigators said.

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