[Ed. – Religion of peace]
A suspected radical Islamic terrorist from Tunisia is at the centre of an urgent manhunt amid fears he could be set to strike in Rome.
Italian media reported last night (SAT) that the military had been ordered to search 42-year-old Mathlouthi Atef, who has been identified as a possible bomber.
The alarm was raised after Italian embassy staff received an anonymous letter, thought to be reliable, which claimed Atef was ready to “hit the center of Rome with an attack”, Il Corriere della Citta reported.
A mugshot of the suspect has been circulated amid fears tourist hotspots could be among potential targets which include bars, shopping centres and the subway, it is claimed.
Atef is reportedly known to police for drug dealing and “other minor crimes”, Il Giornale reports.
According to Italian media, neither the police or military have commented.