NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
2nd August, 1980 : Eighty-four people were killed and hundreds injured by a bomb blast in the crowded railway station in Bologna in Norther Italy today. It was Europe’s most lethal terrorist outrage. A suitcase packed with high explosive had been left in a waiting room. A right-wing group, the Armed Revolutionary Nuclei, claimed responsibility. It came after an Italian court sent eight neo-fascists for trial, accused of causing a train explosion at Bologna in 1974 which killed 12.