Thursday, March 30, 2017

Terror Plot to Blow Up Venice Bridge Foiled; Italian Police Nab 3 Muslims Planning Blast

Italian police said today (March 30, 2017) that three Muslim men from Kosovo and an unidentified minor have been arrested in Venice on suspicion of plotting to blow up the city's famous Rialto Bridge, according to the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website.

Adelchi d'Ippolito -- the Venice prosecutor in charge of the case -- said at a press conference that the group had been under surveillance since last year, and recent wiretaps indicated the suspects strongly supported the Islamic State (IS).

The suspects were detained in an overnight sweep carried out after it was established that they had undergone "religious radicalization," according to a police statement.

The Rialto Bridge is the oldest of the four bridges that span Venice's Grand Canal, first built at the end of the 12th century.

1 comment:

  1. Thank God this terror attack was thwarted. I have to wonder how many other attacks have been derailed without us knowing.