Italy expels Moroccan convicted of terrorism

Italian security officials say an Islamic extremist who was part of a cell that planned attacks on the Milan subway and a cathedral has been expelled to his native Morocco.

The Interior Ministry said extremist Khalid Khamlich was flown to Casablanca on Friday after his early release from a 5 1/2 year sentence. It cited "reasons of public order and state security."

Khamlich was convicted of terror ties in 2007.

Authorities allege he was part of a terror cell based in the northern Italian city of Cremona that planned attacks on its cathedral and the Milan metro system.