Italian police arrest two suspected anarchist terrorists
Pair face charges of 'subversion of the democratic order'19 September, 11:22
The two men, aged 26 and 29, are suspected of belonging to the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI) and the related International Revolutionary Front (FRI), which have staged a series of acts of violence and vandalism in Italy and abroad in recent years.
These include the shooting in the legs the CEO of the Ansaldo nuclear power company, Roberto Adinolfi, as he left his Genoa home to go to work in May 2012 - an attack which sparked fears Italy risked seeing a return of the political violence it endured in the 1970s.
Police said the men, who are from a cluster of towns near Rome called the Castelli Romani, were involved in 13 attacks damaging banks, shops and offices of energy companies ENI and ENEL between 2010 and this year.
They said Thursday's raids had averted the danger of fresh acts of terrorism. The men, neither of whom has a criminal record, face charges that include "terrorism association" and "subversion of the democratic order".