Venice terrorist cell plans to blow up Rialto Bridge, say police
NNN: A jihadist terrorist cell planned to blow up the 16th Century Rialto Bridge spanning Venice’s Grand Canal, Italian police said on Thursday.
“A Venice attack means going straight to paradise because there are so many unbelievers here,’’ the suspects said in a wiretap, Italian News Agency, AdnKronos cited Venice Adjunct Prosecutor Adelchi D’Ippolito as telling reporters at a press conference.
“We throw a bomb and then: boom, boom,’’ the suspects said.
“The suspects also explicitly hailed the London attack of March 22, and spoke of the need to carry out a similar one in Venice,’’ a police official said in the televised press conference.
Edited by: Abigael Joshua/Grace Yussuf
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