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Riots after immigrants murdered in Italy

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There have been riots in a southern Italian town following the murder of six African immigrants.

The victims, from Ghana, Liberia and Togo, were gunned down outside a small sewing factory in Castelvolturno, close to Naples. Another man inside the building was injured.

Police officers, who are blaming the Naples Camorra mafia for the killings, say they suspect the men were involved in drug trafficking, and that the attack was a settling of scores from a turf war.

But angry family and friends of the victims say they had nothing to do with any illegal activity.

“We’re unhappy because people say this is a drug related crime,” said one. “But it’s not true. These people were honest workers; all seven of them.”

The violent incident has stunned a region long-used to violence from organised crime.