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Italy trains delayed after 'arson attack' along Milan-Bologna line

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By Euronews  with EBU, ANSA
Italy trains delayed after 'arson attack' along Milan-Bologna line

<p>Italian train services have suffered severe disruptions following an arson attack along the Milan-Bologna line.</p> <p>Though no group has claimed responsibility, Transport Minister Maurizio Lupi has pointed the finger at a group opposed to the construction of the <span class="caps">TAV</span> high-speed link between Lyon and Turin, saying it was a new act of terrorism.</p> <p>The attack occurred near Bologna’s Santa Viola Station, conjuring up memories of the bombing at Bologna’s central station in 1980 in which 85 people died and 200 were injured.</p> <p>“When you speak about a terrorist attack, especially in Bologna, it’s a bit scary,” said one passenger at the Santa Viola station.</p> <p>It comes after a similar attack along the Rome-Florence high speed line and another incident involving No-<span class="caps">TAV</span> activists who blocked a motorway over the sentencing of fellow protesters to prison last week.</p>