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    Reports About Daesh Attacks on EU Resorts 'Alarmism' - Italian Minister

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    Information about the terror attacks planned by Daesh at European resorts' beaches is "alarmism," Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Tuesday.

    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.

    A series of coordinated Daesh attacks in Paris in November, which killed 130 people, and Brussels attacks in March, which claimed lives of 35 people, prompted EU authorities to step up security measures and enhance the exchange of information between the bloc member countries.

    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.

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