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Italian Intel Report Warns of Attack Risk

Published on August 4, 2005 12:54 PM | Comments

From the AP and The Guardian:

Wednesday August 3, 2005 11:31 PM

By ALESSANDRA RIZZO

Associated Press Writer

ROME (AP) - An Italian intelligence report warned Wednesday of the risk of terror attacks in Europe ahead of elections - an alarm that resonates in Italy where voting is set for next year.

The report, based on evidence gathered in the first six months of the year, said that the terrorists' ``long-term design'' against Europe appeared focused on the countries' domestic politics.

It said Islamic terrorists were angered by Western governments' foreign policy decisions and warned of ``possible, indiscriminate new operations, aimed at influencing or taking advantage of important political events.'' The report, presented to parliament on Wednesday,

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