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    Italy Tourist Sites Are 'Potential Targets': State Department
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    Carabinieri stand at a security checkpoint prior to Pope's weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015.

    Some of Italy’s famous tourist sites were named by the U.S. State Department on Thursday as “potential targets” for terrorist attacks, NBC News reported.

    The U.S. Embassy in Rome identified St. Peter’s Basilica, the Duomo and La Scala theater in Milan, churches, synagogues, restaurants, theaters and hotels as locations that are possibly at-risk.

    Italy raised its security alert level to 2 — the highest possible.

    Italy’s Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said in an interview with state broadcaster RAI Thursday that the country’s security services were looking for five possible suspects, NBC News reported.