Man Wounded in Blast at Italian Left-Wing Newspaper Offices

Published December 22nd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A 50-year-old man was wounded in the leg in a bomb blast at the headquarters of the left-wing paper Il Manifesto, firemen said Friday. 

The man, whose identity was not revealed, was not part of the paper's staff. He was hospitalized. 

The blast occurred shortly after midday on the third floor of the building in the center of Rome where the paper has its offices, damaging the entrance. Police evacuated the entire building. 

Il Manifesto is a severe critic of Italy's center-left coalition government. It was founded in 1971 by a group of dissidents from Italy's communist party opposed to its Stalinist line -- ROME (AFP)  




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