Four were arrested by Italian police because they planned a terrorist attack in Venice


Police had been monitoring the group from Kosovo for months. Fisnik Bekaj, 24, Dake Haziraj, 25, and Arian Babaj, 27, were allegedly admirers of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and were secretly recorded discussing how they were ready to die for the sake of jihad. the suspects were recorded appearing to celebrate last week’s attack in London, in which Muslim convert Khalid Masood, 52, drove a car into crowds walking across Westminster Bridge. One of them told in a conversation: “You’ll go straight to paradise because of all the infidels in Venice. Put a bomb on the Rialto.”  Evidence was found that the trio had downloaded information from extremist websites about how to make bombs and carry out attacks with knives.The officers was concerned about a possible attack in Venice, possibly targeting a high profile tourist site such as the Rialto bridge over the city’s Grand Canal.   Millions of tourists tramp over Rialto Bridge  each year as they make their way to St Mark’s Square and other well-known attractions in the World Heritage city.


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