Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mafia accused of Italian school bombing

A shadowy Mafia organisation is suspected of a bombing that killed a 16-year-old girl and injured up to 10 other students in the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Saturday.
Police and paramilitary Carabinieri were raiding the homes of suspected mafiosi belonging to a crime group known as the Sacra Corona Unita, or United Sacred Crown, and checking their whereabouts prior to the attack.
Two gas canisters equipped with a timer device exploded outside the Morvillo-Falcone vocational institute, which is named after an anti-Mafia prosecutor, Giovanni Falcone, and his wife, Francesca Morvillo, a judge, who were blown up by Sicily's Cosa Nostra Mafia almost exactly 20 years near Palermo airport.

Read more: DNA


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