• Short Summary

    A DYNAMITE BLAST SHATTERED AN OFFICE IN THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY IN ROME LAST NIGHT ONLY A FEW HOURS BEFORE THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOVIET UNION, MR.

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    A DYNAMITE BLAST SHATTERED AN OFFICE IN THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY IN ROME LAST NIGHT ONLY A FEW HOURS BEFORE THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOVIET UNION, MR. NIKOLAI PODGORNY, WAS TO BEGIN A STATE VISIT.

    THE EXPLOSION WRECKED A CAR OUTSIDE, DAMAGED SEVERAL OTHERS AND SHATTERED WINDOWS OF HOUSES IN STREETS NEAR THE EIGHT-STOREY BUILDING IN THE CENTRE OF ROME.

    POLICE FOUND LEAFLETS IN THE NAME OF AN ANTI-COMMUNIST YOUTH GROUP, CALLING FOR AN END TO RUSSIAN 'AGGRESSION' IN VIETNAM, AND THE RELEASE OF ITALIAN PRISONERS SAID STILL TO BE HELD IN THE SOVIET UNION.

    THE EXPLOSION WRECKED A DISPENSARY INSIDE THE HEADQUARTERS. THE DISPENSARY WAS USED FOR COLLECTING MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR VIETNAM.

    POLICE BELIEVE THE BOMB WAS PLACED IN AN ALLEY AT THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

    ONE PERSON WAS INJURED, A WOMAN WAS HIT BY FLYING GLASS.

    THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY IS THE LARGEST COMMUNIST ORGANISATION IN WESTERN EUROPE. PRESIDENT PODGORNY'S VISIT TO ITALY IS THE FIRST EVER MADE BY A SOVIET PRESIDENT. HE WILL SPEND A WEEK IN ITALY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3H6CFJBSEVWHR2WZAAO6RHA69
    Media URN:
    VLVA3H6CFJBSEVWHR2WZAAO6RHA69
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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