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    Italy Convenes Antiterror Committee Over Manchester Attack

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    Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti called on Tuesday an emergency meeting of the national antiterror committee over the deadly Manchester attack in the United Kingdom, the ministry said in a statement.

    ROME (Sputnik) – The blast, which the police are considering a terrorist attack, took place outside the Manchester Arena at the end of US singer Ariana Grande's concert on Monday night, leaving at least 22 people dead and almost 60 injured.

    Heads of all Italian law enforcement bodies and intelligence services will take part in the antiterror committee’s meeting that will begin at 13:00 GMT.

    According to local media reports, the Italian law enforcement agencies have been in permanent contact with their UK colleagues to receive information about the attack in Manchester. Local police departments have been warned about the threat of terror attacks at concerts and other public events.

    Security measures in Italy have also been stepped up due to the upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump that will start later on Tuesday, as well as the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 – 27.

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