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US peacekeeping official shot and killed in Rome

Three gunment shot and killed the US director-general of the multinational observer force in the Sinai Wednesday, police said. Police said Leamon Hunt had just left a NATO office in a Mussolini-built suburb on Rome's southern outskirst with his chauffeur Wednesday night when the three gunment shot him.

The assassination occurred only about six hours after Vice-President George Bush left Rome for Paris.

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