2 August 1980: Bologna Massacre

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On 2 August 1980 a bomb exploded at the Central Railway Station of Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200. The attack was attributed to a neo- fascist terrorist organization Nuclei Armati Rivoluzionari (Armed Revolutionary Groups), which always denied any involvement; other theories have been proposed, especially in correlation with the strategy of tension during a decade of violence by right and left extremist groups.
As a memorial of the massacre, the station clock that stopped at 10:25 due to the explosion, has been repaired but permanently set at that time.

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It was one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in Italian history, and the fourth worst terrestrial attack in Western Europe behind the Nice attack in July 2016, the Paris attacks in November 2015, and the Madrid train bombings in March 2004.

 

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