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.
Milan's main synagogue (Archive)
The statement said the man, who had lived near Brescia east of Milan since he was six 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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