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Anger as Italy mourns agent killed in Iraq

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Italy is awarding full honours to the secret service agent killed after helping to free a kidnapped journalist in Iraq. It comes amid widespread anger at his death.

The coffin carrying Nicola Calipari is now lying in the Vittoriano Monument in the centre of Rome ahead of a state funeral tomorrow. Italy is in deep shock over the tragedy, with rumours and allegations flying over how and why US troops shot at the car he and reporter Giuliana Sgrena were travelling in. Calipari, who was well known to those high up in government, had led the mission to recover Sgrena. She was released by her kidnappers on Friday after a month in captivity.