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December 17, 1973: Palestinian grenade attack on Pan Am airplane in Rome

On this day in 1973, more than 30 people were killed by grenades and gunfire at the hands of Palestinian terrorists at Rome’s airport.

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December 12, 1969: Piazza Fontana bombing in Milan

At least 17 people were killed and another 88 killed in a bombing at the Piazza Fontana in Milan in December 1969

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October 14, 1920: Nationalist bombings in Trieste, Italy

Nationalists tossed bombs and engaged in firefights with police in Trieste, northeastern Italy on October 14, 1920.

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August 2, 1980: Bombing in central Bologna

At least 75 people were killed and 200 injured when a bomb ripped through Bologna’s central train station in August 1980: there is still disagreement on who was responsible.

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Six injured by bombing at right-wing election rally in Bologna, Italy (June 8, 2004)

On this day in 2004, suspected anarchists partially detonated a bomb at a political rally in Bologna featuring a far-right politician: six were injured.

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Brindisi School Bombing (May 19, 2012)

On this day in 2012, a 69-year old man exploded a bomb in a garbage bin at a school in the Italian city of Brindisi killing a 16-yr old girl and wounding 9.

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March 16, 1978 | Kidnapping of former Italian PM Aldo Moro

On this day in 1978, the Brigade Rosse kidnapped former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro. Less than two months later, his bullet-riddled body was found in the back of a car in the centre in Rome.

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February 3, 2018 | Shooting of immigrants in Italy

The UN High Commission for Refugees estimates there are currently over 70 MILLION people who have been forced to flee their homes: anti-immigrant/refugee backlash is growing as well. WHERE ARE YOU? By that I don’t mean where you live now or where you were born (at least not necessarily). No, what I am getting at […]

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Far right shootings in Florence – December 12, 2011

With all the focus on jihadis it is important to monitor far right anti-immigrant violence.