ITALY: Bologna's Grief

Over a terrorist outrage

Standing shoulder to shoulder in the hot, crowded Cathedral of San Petronio in Bologna last week, they formed a frieze that has become all too familiar to Italians: the country's political leaders attending a memorial service for terrorist victims. This time there was a tragic difference of degree. The funeral was for those who died in the explosion that ripped through the Bologna train station on Aug. 2, killing 79 persons and wounding at least 160.

The worst terrorist attack in Western Europe since World War II, which authorities...

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