Arrested suspects may have planned attacks - Interior minister

Speaking in a television interview with Canale 5, Alfano said those arrested "had very nasty intentions towards our country" and may have been considering attacks.

Arrested suspects may have planned attacks in Italy, says interior minister

Italian police have arrested suspects who may have been planning attacks against targets in Italy, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said on Thursday.

Milan police said earlier they were carrying out a "vast anti-terrorism operation" in northern Italy aimed at preventing two people from leaving the country to join Islamic State in Syria or Iraq.

Milan police will hold a news conference at 0930 GMT to give details of the arrests.

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