Swiss arrest 2 Tunisians over suspected links to terrorism

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Posted: Oct 10, 2017 6:53 AM

GENEVA (AP) — Police in southern Switzerland have detained two Tunisian asylum-seekers on suspected links to foreign extremism.

The Swiss Federal Police say in a statement Tuesday that they ordered the arrests two days earlier in the southern town of Chiasso, near the Italian border.

The statement said the two were detained because they posed a potential risk to Swiss domestic security "in connection with terrorist activities abroad." It did not elaborate.

Word of the arrests comes a day after Italian authorities said Anis Hanachi, a 25-year-old Tunisian terror suspect who was arrested in northern Italy, had fought in Syria.

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The Italian authorities said Hanachi was believed to have radicalized his older brother Ahmed, who on Oct. 1 stabbed two women to death in the French city of Marseille.