Twelve people have been arrested in Italy for allegedly planning an attack on a mosque in the Siena province, according to Italian media.
The suspects were preparing to attack a mosque in Colle Val d'Elsa in Siena, Tuscany, reported Rainews24 on Tuesday.
In searches of a number of houses in Colle Val d'Elsa, neighboring districts, and provinces, police found many weapons, explosives, and Nazi symbols.
The suspects were allegedly planning to blow up a pipeline which went under the mosque.
In a written statement, Democratic Party lawmaker Emanuele Fiano described the arsenal seized by the police as "shocking."
"We should all be careful about the rising hate atmosphere, which has reached a critical level," he added.
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