Italian police have arrested two men suspected of spreading threatening online messages in support of the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Euro News website reports today (July 22, 2015).
The pair -- a 35-year-old Tunisian national and a 27-year-old Pakistani -- are also believed to have plotted terrorist attacks in Italy. Both men are Muslims and reside in the town of Brescia, near Milan.
Police say the Tunisian man created a Twitter account from which he is alleged to have tweeted "threatening messages signed Islamic State." The messages were usually pictures, with some of Italy's most famous landmarks in the background.
Italy's Head of Anti-Terrorism Forces, Lamberto Giannini, said evidence suggested the accused wished to promote conflict both inside and outside Italy.