Italian authorities launch major 'anti-terror operation'

  • Italy has launched a major anti-terror operation aimed at suspects with links to al Qaeda who allegedly had a range of targets in mind, including the Vatican.

    Officials said intelligence had revealed that the group had planned to carry out terror attacks in Italy, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Vatican was among the targets that was considered during conversations in 2010, the police said.

    Most of the suspects likely to be arrested in the operation are believed to be Pakistani.



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