Italian police detain third man over terror attack plans

Pakistani stopped in Milan

(ANSA) - Bari, May 10 -Italian police have detained a third man linked to an investigation into alleged plans to stage terror attacks in Italy and Britain, ANSA sources close to the operation said on Tuesday.
    Bari resident Zulfiqar Amjad, a 24-year-old from Pakistan, was stopped in Milan and accused of aiding illegal immigration Earlier, two Afghan nationals were detained by Carabinieri police. Hakim Nasiri, 23, is accused of international terrorism, and Gulistan Ahmadzai, is accused of aiding illegal immigration.
    Two people are still wanted in relation to the probe, suspected of terrorism offences. A police detention order names them as Qari Khesta Mir Ahmadzai, 30, and Surgul Ahmadzai, 28.
    They were resident at a migrant reception centre in Bari.
    All five suspects had obtained rights to stay in Italy and to humanitarian assistance and protection in recent months.
    Two of the suspects had visited seven cities in 9 days, the detention order documentation showed. Cities visited included London, Milan, Paris and Istanbul.
    Material investigators found belonging to them included photos taken in front of an Italian navy ship in the port of Bari, images of weapons, of Taleban militants and audio files downloaded from the web with radical Islamist prayers and indoctrination.


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