'Suicide belt' found in search by Italian police

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Military police searching the home of three Egyptian fishermen have found a home-made leather belt which they believe was intended for use by a suicide bomber.

About one metre long, it had pockets which could have held explosives. The belt was found during a second search of the home in Anzio, south of Rome, that Salah El Gammal shared with the menOn 4 October, policebroke in and found a cache of explosives and a plan of the American military cemetery at Anzio, where 7,000 soldiers killed in the Second World War are buried.