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Fugitive Battisti handed to Italy, flies out of Bolivia

AFP  |  Santa Cruz De La Sierra (Bolivia) 

Former communist militant was handed over to Italian authorities by Bolivian officials in on Sunday and put on a plane headed for

"The plane carrying has just taken off headed for I am proud and moved!" Italian tweeted.

Battisti, an Italian convicted of four murders in absentia, had been on the run for almost four decades before he was captured by police in late Saturday following an operation.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 03:36 IST