Moroccan held in Italy over terror plot

2012-03-15 14:00
This photo released by Italian police shows a man identified by police as Mohamed Jarmoune. Italian police arrested a Moroccan man on suspicion of plotting an attack against a Milan synagogue. (Italian Police/ AP)

This photo released by Italian police shows a man identified by police as Mohamed Jarmoune. Italian police arrested a Moroccan man on suspicion of plotting an attack against a Milan synagogue. (Italian Police/ AP)

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Milan - Anti-terrorism police have arrested a 20-year-old Moroccan man in northern Italy on suspicion of planning attacks on targets including a synagogue in Milan.

A woman believed to have been contact with the Moroccan had been detained by British police in London, Italian authorities said in a statement.

The statement said the man, who had lived near Brescia east of Milan since he was 6-years-old, had created a Facebook page dedicated to training in the use of weapons and explosives.

Police said they found a document on the man's computer showing maps and security measures around Milan's main synagogue in the centre of the city.

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