Suspects who planned attacks in Rome were arrested by Italian police


The Moroccan-born man, identified as Abderrahim Moutahrrick, who  was an accomplished boxer, was arrested with his wife, Salma Bencharki. There was no indication the attacks were imminent but authorities acted quickly to close the investigation. As part of the same investigation, police also issued arrest warrants for two fugitives — a Moroccan man and his Italian wife — who left Italy and headed toward Iraq and Syria last year. “The new aspect here is that we are not talking about a generic indication (of an attack) but a specific person being appointed to act on Italian soil,” Milan prosecutor Maurizio Romanelli told in a news conference. He also explained that “Rome attracts attention because it is a destination for Christian pilgrims.”


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