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02-08-1980

85 dead in Bologna bombing at railway station

At 10:25 local time, an IED (improvised explosive device) exploded in the waiting room of Bologna, North Italy. ‘The Bologna Massacre’ as it became known, injured 200 people and killed 85 in one of Italy’s worst peace-time attacks.
Far right groups were blamed for the bombing which occurred on the same day as a Bologna court sent eight men, including the infamous neo-fascist Marlo Tutti, to court for a railway attack six years previously that killed 12 people.