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Two Cars Set Afire Near U.S. Base in Italy

Two cars belonging to American personnel from a U.S. military base in this northeastern city were set on fire in separate arson attacks, authorities said Wednesday. Nobody was injured by the fires which were set Tuesday night, police in Vicenza said. One car was destroyed, while the other was damaged. The vehicles carried the license plates used by U.S. forces stationed in Italy, AFI, or Allied Forces Italy, local police and U.S. officials said. They were parked about 1 kilometer (half-miles) from the base, by the homes of the owners. Margret N. Menzies, a spokesman for the base, said in a statement that during periods of tension “American automobiles serve as a convenient means to gain media attention and display their disapproval with American policy.” Full Story

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