A prosecutor in northeastern Italy said on Saturday that a booby-trap blast which maimed a nine-year-old girl was carried out by a mysterious serial attacker known as the “Italian Unabomber”. The girl, who has yet to be named, lost three fingers and risks losing the sight of an eye after a pen exploded in her hands while she was playing on the banks of the River Piave in San Biagio di Callalta. Her friend was also slightly injured in the blast. Dozens of people have been injured over a period of almost 10 years in a series of attacks in the region which have left the population terrrorised and police with few concrete leads. Public Prosecutor Giovanni Cicero told the Rome daily La Repubblica said: “The attacker’s modus operandi carries his signature. It was the Unabomber. This time, the Unabomber has caused more damage than he could imagine.” Full Story
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