Global & Disaster Medicine

Police in Italy and Sweden hunted suspected militants and increased security around public buildings on Thursday after receiving reports that attacks might be planned on their soil following last week’s mass killings in Paris.


** Rome’s underground train operator temporarily closed lines on three separate occasions during the day due to suspicious packages, which all proved to be false alarms.

** The U.S. Embassy in Rome said in a message to its citizens that big tourist sites, churches, synagogues, restaurants, theaters and hotels in Italy’s two main cities might be targets.

**  It urged Americans to be vigilant as militant groups “may possibly utilize similar methods used in the recent Paris attacks”.

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