Anti-terrorism operation near Nuoro

ISIS affiliate 'planned to put rat poison in water supply'

(ANSA) - Rome, November 28 - Police officers belonging to the special NOCS unit staged an operation to stop a suspected Islamist terrorist at Macomer in the Sardinian province of Nuoro on Wednesday, sources said. A 38-year-old ISIS-affiliated jihadi suspected of planning to put rat poison in the water supply was arrested, the sources said.
    He was also said to be planning to use chemical weapons.
    Police described him as a "lone wolf".
    He was said to be a foreigner of so far unknown origin, who came to Italy from Lebanon, sources said. He had been living at Macomer with a Moroccan woman.
    The man was caught while trying to make a getaway aboard a van.


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