Published: 2011/12/15 06:47:24 AM
LETTER bombs and bullets mailed to officials have prompted Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti to warn of political violence returning to Italy.
Terrorism in Italy in the 1970s and 1980s, a period of bombs and bullets dubbed the Years of Lead, claimed hundreds of lives.
An official with Equitalia, Italy’s tax-collection agency, was wounded in the hand and face by a letter bomb last Friday, a day after Italian anarchists said they had tried to injure Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann with a similar device. Letters with bullets sent to Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno and Justice Minister Paola Severino were found this week.
“Threats and intimidation represent strategies of other eras that can’t and mustn’t return,” Mr Monti said yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »