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Italian police seize missile in raids on neo-Nazis

Rome: Italian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers, they said on Monday.

Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had fought alongside Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, a police statement said.

A missile was seized at an airport hangar near Pavia, in northern Italy.

A missile was seized at an airport hangar near Pavia, in northern Italy.Credit:AP

Three men were arrested, including a customs officer who has previously stood for Parliament for an extreme right party.

During their raids, police discovered a French-made Matra air-to-air missile that appeared to have once belonged to the Qatar armed forces. Subsequent checks showed the weapon was in working condition but lacked an explosive charge.

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