Italy has deported a Gambian who aimed to kill “white tourists and Christians”, the interior ministry said on Friday relayed by Sicilia Informazioni.
The Gambian, 24, is accused of belonging to “international terrorist groups” and of having voiced support for a paramilitary group in central and west Africa and the desire to “kill white tourists and Christians in Gambia”, by attacking hotels and churches.
Investigators also found a notebook belonging to the suspect that contained diagrams of explosive devices and instructions on how to make and use them, the ministry said. He had been arrested on common criminal charges, according to the ministry.
A total 339 suspected extremists have been deported from Italy since January 2015 including 102 this year, the ministry said.