Italy expels Bangladeshi IS supporter

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Rome, June 28 (IANS/AKI) A Bangladeshi supporter of the Islamic State group has been deported from Italy, bringing to 30 the number of terrorism suspects expelled this year, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old Bangladeshi had an Italian residency permit and was expelled late on Monday “for reasons of state security”, Alfano said.

The Bangladeshi had arrived in Italy from Turkey and had lived in the northern city of Bologna and subsequently in the northeast Adriatric resort town of Grado, Alfano said.

“Following a through investigation, he was found to have been using a false identity and to have published tracts on IS.

“Indeed, collaboration with international investigators established that he was a user of social networks with manifest sympathies for the terrorist organisation.”

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A total of 96 terrorism suspects have been deported from Italy since 2015, Alfano said.



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