"Kosovo jihadis planned to blow up Venice's oldest bridge"

Three men, who came from Kosovo, have been arrested in Venice, Italy.

Source: B92, Beta, Jutarnji list
(Getty Images, illustration purposes, file)
(Getty Images, illustration purposes, file)

The daily La Repubblica writes that they are believed to be members of a terrorist group.

The police operation to arrest the three took place near the Fenice Theater. All suspect were staying in the country legally, while "at least two" worked as waiters.

The Italian police also raided 12 locations, ten in the city's historic center.

The local paper Corriere del Veneto is reporting that the suspects planned to blow up Venice's best known and oldest bridge, Rialto, whose current appearance dates back to 1591.

According to reports, Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said that a minor has also been arrested, and that "his nationality is not known."


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