“Italian Police Arrest 141 in Anti-Terror Raids,” from AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
ROME “” Italian police have arrested 141 people in raids at Islamic gathering places across the country, but the country remains at an “elevated risk” for a terrorist attack, the government said Monday.
Police sweeps recently, including raids across Italy on Friday and Saturday, brought the arrests of 141 people, the Interior Ministry said. Two of those arrests were for possession of false documents under a new law stepping up anti-terrorism crackdowns after the London transit attacks last month.
The ministry said others were arrested for suspected robberies or thefts and other “common crimes” but that none of the suspects had immediately been linked to terrorism.
Targeted in the raids were “Islamic gathering places: call centers, Internet Points, Islamic butcher shops and money transfer business,” the ministry statement said.