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Italian Police Arrest Suspected Islamic Militants

Italian police arrested six people Tuesday suspected of providing financial support to Muslim militants and of having links to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda group, a police official said. More than 170 police searched 40 houses in and around Italy’s financial capital Milan “as part of a massive operation against international terrorism,” the police said in a statement. An official from the finance police, which spearheaded the dawn raids, said a seventh man was still being hunted. “These aren’t the people who plant bombs. These are supporters who were involved in all sorts of criminal activities,” he said, declining to be named. The official said the six suspects in custody were members of an extremist Tunisian movement. “They took care of logistics through a series of co-operatives to raise funds which were then transferred abroad,” he said. Full Story

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