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McDonald's Targeted in Two Bomb Plots

McDonald’s was targeted in bomb plots Thursday in Turkey and Italy, with a small bomb damaging cars in a parking lot in Istanbul and firefighters defusing two explosives outside an outlet in Rome. In Istanbul, police said they received a warning call minutes before the blast. One car was destroyed and several others were damaged, but there were no injuries, official said. Leftist groups in Turkey have targeted McDonald’s restaurants in the past. The bombs in Rome were hidden in suitcases along with a banner carrying a five-pointed red star — a trademark signature of the radical leftist Red Brigades group, police said. No one was hurt. Leonardo Alestra of the Rome police said the bombs were made from explosive powder and cans containing petrol and were unlikely to have caused serious damage. Full Story

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