Italian police investigating a series of package and letter bombs sent to prominent European Union figures yesterday made their first arrest. A 25-year-old Sardinian was being questioned on suspicion of sending a threatening package to Romano Prodi, the commission president, last month. The package of spent fireworks and shotgun cartridges was sent in the name of the Sardinian Anarcho-Insurrectionalist Gang, which claims a string of bombings and other attacks on the island. It was not clear if the man, named as Luca Farris, or the group sent other devices in December and January to Mr Prodi, members of the European parliament and officials of EU agencies. On December 27, a letter bomb delivered to Mr Prodi’s home in Bologna exploded in his hands, but he was unhurt. Full Story
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