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Italy blast victim 'was anti-war'

Italian investigators are widening their probe into a Moroccan man who blew himself up, after finding a letter from the man saying his suicide was in protest at the war in Iraq. Thirty-five year old Moustafa Chauki filled his car with gas cylinders and set fire to it outside a McDonalds, in the northern city of Brescia. In the letter he specified that he was not a member of al-Qaeda or any terrorist group, but was angry about the war in Iraq and blamed Italy for supporting it. Mr Chauki had been in Italy for 16 years and was considered well integrated. But since separating from his wife he had lived alone in a caravan, held intermittent jobs and begun drinking. Last Sunday he filled his car with gas cylinders and set it alight outside a McDonalds drive-in restaurant in Brescia. Police initially played down the kamikaze hypothesis. Full Story

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