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Intelligence Officer Arrested in Placing of Bomb on Train

October 16, 1993

ROME (AP) _ Police arrested an intelligence official Saturday in connection with the planting of explosives aboard a train last month, news reports said.

Nine pounds of explosives, without a detonator, were discovered in a lavatory aboard the Palermo-Turin train Sept. 21 after a warning from the internal intelligence agency. The train was searched in Rome.

The official, Pasquale Citana, is a paramilitary police colonel attached to the agency and in charge of the Genoa region.

News agencies said that a Naples-area informant used by Citana was arrested in the case Oct. 2. They said the informant, Rosario Allocca, told authorities that Citana had asked him to obtain the explosives from the Camorra, as the Naples-area mob is called.

Citana was charged with possessing and transporting explosives for subversive purposes, the AGI agency reported.

Arrest warrants also were issued for two reputed Camorra figures, who Allocca said placed the explosives on the train. Allocca also is a reputed Camorra member.

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