Italy's police chief warns of heightened exposure to terrorist attacks

February 25, 2015 4:00 PM

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ROME – Italy's police chief says Italy is "more exposed" to the threat of international terrorism than in the past because of conflicts in nearby Libya and the risk of lone-wolf fighters.

Chief Alessandro Pansa told a parliamentary committee Wednesday that new anti-terrorism measures approved by the government, which allow police to mount surveillance operations on suspected jihadis, were "indispensable."

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