MILAN – Italian authorities say they have arrested two Afghan citizens in a terrorism and human trafficking investigation and have issued arrest warrants for three others.
Prosecutors in the southern city of Bari said Tuesday that cell phone data seized from four of the suspects after they were detained briefly in December for filming in a shopping mall included numerous photos of potential targets in Bari, including the airport and port, as well as in Rome, Paris and London. Prosecutor Giuseppe Volpe told a news conference that there was no evidence of a specific plan underway.
Prosecutors said Hakim Nasiri, 23, was being held on suspicion of international terrorism while Gulistan Ahmadzai, 29, was arrested on suspicion of aiding illegal immigration. Only one of the other suspects is believed to be in Italy.