Iphone seized from alleged terrorists suspected of planning attacks on London cannot be opened, Italian police say

Key information about an alleged Islamist terrorist plot to strike targets in London could be contained in an iPhone seized from suspects arrested in Italy, but police are unable to access the device.

Two Afghans were arrested in Bari, in the southern region of Puglia, and a Pakistani detained in Milan on Tuesday on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks in the UK and and Italy and of aiding illegal immigration into Europe.

Hakim Nasiri, 23, from Afghanistan, was arrested in a home for asylum seekers and was held on suspicion of terrorist activities. Gulistan Ahmadzai, 29, a second Afghan, and Zulfiqar Amjad, 24, a Pakistani, were detained on suspicion of people trafficking.