Italian anti-Mafia prosecutor Franco Roberti, left, and Rome public prosecutor Giuseppe Pignatone attend a press conference on a European anti-terrorism operation, in Rome, Nov. 12, 2015. (Alessandro di Meo/ANSA via AP)
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Police in six European countries arrested at least 15 suspected members of an Islamist militant group that was planning attacks in Norway and the Middle East, Italian authorities said Thursday.Italy's national Carabinieri police led the investigation, with security forces in Italy, Britain, Norway, Finland, Germany and Switzerland taking part in Thursday's swoop.All of them face international terrorism charges, the Italy's Carabinieri police said in a statement.Among those detained was Mullah Krekar, the one-time leader of the Ansar al-Islam militant group. He was served the arrest warrant in a prison in Norway where he was already serving an 18-month term for making death threats against a Kurdish man and encouraging others to commit criminal acts in a TV interview earlier.
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