Italian police in Venice arrest three Jihadists

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Three adults and a girl have been detained in the centre of Venice as suspects in an alleged jihadist cell.

Police had been monitoring the group from Kosovo for months amid concerns they were planning to join Islamist militants in Syria, reports said.

Police decided to move in amid concerns that the alleged cell was planning a similar attack in Venice, possibly targeting a high profile tourist site such as the Rialto bridge over the city's Grand Canal, Italian media reported.

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