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Life Terms for 3 Who Sparked Wave of Attacks

July 01, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Three men were sentenced to life in prison for the 1969 bombing at a bank in Milan, Italy, that left 16 people dead and opened a two-decade wave of terrorism in the nation.

Delfo Zorzi, Carlo Maria Maggi and Giancarlo Rognoni, members of the neo-fascist New Order group, were convicted in the blast, which injured more than 80 people. Zorzi lives in Japan, which has refused to extradite him.

The attack was the first in a wave of bombings, assassinations, kidnappings and massacres in Italy by left- and right-wing extremists that ended when defections helped police break up many of the terrorist organizations in the mid-1980s.

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