MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the earlier media reports, German security services received information from their Italian colleagues that terrorists, posing as souvenir vendors, would carry out attacks at the beaches of Spain, France and Italy. Later, Italian media reported that the country's security services refuted the statements of the German media.
"I have nothing to add to the contradiction that has already been done. I would not like the alarmism, which harms our tourism and adds nothing to security, to spread," Alfano said, as quoted by Il Gazzettino Vesuviano newspaper.
He added that Italian security services were working hard to implement counterterrorism measures, but no country was protected against potential terror threat.
In March, media reported citing intelligence sources that some 400 militants had been trained by Daesh, which is prohibited in a number of countries, including the United States and Russia, to carry out attacks in Europe.