ITALIAN intelligence chiefs are warning of summer terror planned for the beaches of Europe by Jihadists posing as ice cream and T-shirt sellers.
Popular daily newspaper BILD said on Tuesday that the BND – Germany’s equivalent of MI6 – learned from its Italian counterpart of the Isis plots to bring bloodshed to holiday resorts.
According to the report the Italians were informed of the terror plans from a credible source in Africa.
BILD said the plans involve the use of automatic weapons on crowded waterfronts, suicide bombings and explosive devices buried in sand beneath sun loungers.
It could be a whole new dimension of terror. Holiday beaches cannot be protected.
The newspaper quotes a high ranking official: “It could be a whole new dimension of terror. Holiday beaches cannot be protected.”
Armed police patrolled the beaches after 38 people died when a gunman opened fire in Tunisia
It is feared that jihadis could target busy beaches in Europe
The threat stems from Boko Haram, the terror group from Nigeria which has allied itself with Isis and co-operates with the leadership at a high level.
It is understood that regular African travelers to Europe, who so far have disguised their loyalty to the fanatics, will be activated for the murder campaign.