Italian police burst into a mosque in Umbria last weekend and arrested an imam and two aides suspected of training terrorists. All three men are of Moroccan origin and had been under surveillance for two years. “They were preparing explosives,” said Interior Minister Giuliano Amato. “The thing we don’t know is whether they were going to use them in Italy or in Morocco.” The men allegedly have ties to the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group, which has sworn allegiance to al Qaida and is blamed for deadly bombings in Madrid, Casablanca, and Algiers.
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