Italian officials said two men arrested Wednesday were eying a base used by U.S. military personnel for future terror attacks.
Prosecutor Maurizo Romanelli said two suspects, identified as a Tunisian and a Pakistani, planned on attacking Ghedi air base, The Associated Press reported. They have been charged with terror association and subversion.
Authorities said the men downloaded copies of “How to Survive in the West,” which includes information on how to make bombs and carry out terror attacks. The men also were allegedly planning to travel to Syria and train with the Islamic State group, AP reported.
Officials said searches were being conducted in Italy’s Lombardy region in the wake of the arrests.