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Mafia murders four in Sicily

Rome - Suspected Mafia hitmen gunned down four people in Sicily, shooting dead the nephew of a Mafia informer hours after they had murdered three people in the eastern port of Catania, police said. Domenico Buscetta, the nephew of supergrass Tommaso Buscetta, was shot with a single bullet to the head in a Palermo street, police said.

The three victims killed earlier yesterday in Catania were shot in the head with a pistol. Two of them were known Mafia members. Earlier police arrested Venerando Christaldi, a suspected Mafia boss and brother of Salvatore Christaldi, head of the organisation's armed branch. AFP