Time bomb at Milan cathedral


Milan - Italian police yesterday defused a time bomb on the roof of Milan's cathedral. Some magistrates feared it could be linked to bitter political feuding in the country ahead of next year's national elections.

Police defused the bomb at about noon. There were conflicting reports over whether it had been set to go off at 3 p.m. on Monday or 3 a.m. on Tuesday.

It was made up of about 2lbs of explosive powder, was packed in a food container wrapped in a sack and placed against one of the thousands of roof spires and was found by a cathedral security guard on one of the roof walkways.