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Sicilian regional President assassinated by gunmen

By WITH ANALYSIS FROM MONITOR CORRESPONDENTS AROUND THE WORLD, EDITED BY RUTH WALKER / January 7, 1980



Palermo, Sicily

Unidentified gunmen killed the regional President of Sicily, Santi Mattarella , Sunday as he sat in his car outside his home after a family outing, police said.

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Mr. Mattarella was a leading Christian Democratic Party member. Police said no one had claimed responsibility for the attack.