Anarchist threats prompt security for magistrates
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The government announced Monday it intends to use army personnel to help protect potential FAI targets. Extreme acts have been on the rise in recent weeks amid growing tension over austerity measures aimed at putting Italy's public finances back in order. A businessman held a revenue-service clerk hostage for six hours in Bergamo earlier this month, and police received a bomb threat Monday for a similar office in the southern city of Bari.
Tax collection agency Equitalia has been hit by string of letter-bomb and petrol-bomb attacks, including one at the weekend. photo: a FAI letter