Kill order given for anyone who shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in Venice

Italy, Venice
Luigi Brugnaro has been the Mayor of Venice since 2015. Photo credit: Getty

The Mayor of Venice has put a warning out to any potential terrorists or members of the public that they will be shot if they shout "Allahu Akbar".

Mayor Luigi Brugnaro made the declaration, meaning anyone who yelled the phrase in the city's St Mark's Square, a popular tourist spot, would be shot within "three steps".

Venice, Tourism
St Mark's Square is a popular tourist spot in Venice. Photo credit: Getty

"We keep our guard up. If anyone runs into St Mark's Square shouting 'Allahu Akbar' we will take [them] down," Mayor Brugnaro said according to reports.

"A year ago, I said after four steps. Now, after three [they will be shot]."

The outspoken Mayor's comments come after the latest terror attacks in Europe, where 15 people were killed in separate attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils last week.

Centres across Italy have been upping their security measures in the midst of the attacks, despite the country not yet being at the centre of a terror attack.