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Bomb Explodes Outside Israel Bank

A small bomb exploded last night outside the Italian-Israel bank in Milan, according to reports reaching here today. The explosion, which caused no casualties, shattered windows and damaged a car parked near the bank.

The Milan police said the explosion might have been the work of right-wing sympathizers of Nazi war criminal Herbert Kappler who recently escaped to West Germany from a prison hospital in Rome. According to Milan police, an anonymous caller telephoned the Milan office of the Italian news agency ANSA, and claimed that the bombing was in retaliation against protests in the wake of Kappler’s escape.