Police searching for the political assassins of ex-Premier Aldo Moro -- found dead in Rome earlier this week -- have discovered an abandoned Red Brigades headquarters.
Police searching for the political assassins of ex-Premier Aldo Moro -- found dead in Rome earlier this week -- have discovered an abandoned Red Brigades headquarters. The hideout, in a Turin flat, was unearthed as police followed up leads arising from the capture of a Red Brigades member who was wounded in an attack on a prison guard last month.
SYNOPSIS: Turin police say they uncovered a considerable amount of Red Brigades documents including guerrilla equipment when they raided a flat on Thursday (11 May). Among the seized documents in the abandoned flat were a list of prominent Italian citizens, believed to be possible future targets for at attack. And, also, books on guerrilla warfare, and documents referring to the murder last year of a newspaper deputy editor, and the shooting of the city's ex-mayor last March. The police made the discovery following information received from one of the residents, who identified the tenant of the abandoned flat.
The identified man, Cristoforo Piancone, was wounded and captured after a guerrilla attack on a police guard last month. He now lies recovering from his wounds in Turin hospital.
After their find, Turin police displayed some of the captured documents to newsmen. Though the nationwide hunt for Aldo Moro's murderers continues, the police say that the Turin-based guerrillas were not connected with his kidnapping.