Anarchists threaten Italy’s PM Monti
An Italian anarchist group that has claimed responsibility for shooting the boss of a nuclear engineering firm threatened on Wednesday to target Prime Minister Mario Monti.
The group, calling itself the Olga Nucleus of the Informal Anarchist Federation-International Revolutionary Front, said in a statement sent to a newspaper in southern Italy that Monti was among seven remaining targets after Roberto Adinolfi, boss of Ansaldo Nucleare, was shot in the leg last week.
The attack fuelled rising concern about a return of political violence in Italy because of economic hardship and increasing opposition to austerity measures implemented by Monti’s government.
Italian police believe the claim of responsibility to be genuine and Genoa chief prosecutor Michele di Lecce said last week he would not rule out further attacks.
The same anarchist group claimed last year to have sent letter bombs to among others, Deutsche Bank boss Josef Ackermann in Germany. The director general of Equitalia in Rome lost a finger after opening one of the bombs last December.
Suspected members of a group linked to the far-left Red Brigades, who terrorized Italy during the « Years of Lead » in the 1970s and 80s, called in court for armed revolution on Tuesday when asked about the Adinolfi shooting
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N.B. En 2006, vice-président de l’Institut canadien des produits pétroliers, Carol Montreuil, a été ciblé par un attentat à la bombe. En 2010, le centre de recrutement des Forces armées canadiennes de Trois-Rivières a été ciblé par un attentat à la bombe.