find this person and string him up in the most painful manner possible
A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl was seriously injured when an electric votive candle exploded in her hands during Mass in a church in north-east Italy.
The blast renewed fears that a serial bomber who has terrorised the region for more than ten years had struck again.
Two others in the Roman Catholic church in the town of Motta di Livenza, 22 miles from the city of Treviso, were also wounded.
Surgeons reconstructed the thumb, index finger and middle finger of the girl’s left hand.
The child, who had been trying to light the candle when it blew up, suffered shock and "will have some damage but will be able to use her hand again", Dr Ruggero Mele said.
Venice prosecutor Luca Marini, who has been probing the so-called "Italian Unabomber", confirmed an explosive device had been hidden in the candle.
Several of the bombs attributed to the attacker over the past 11 years have been packaged in objects likely to attract children, including a soap bubble container, a colourful marker pen, a jar of a popular snack spread and plastic eggs which normally hold surprise trinkets.
"We heard a big boom and then I saw Greta fall backward covered in blood," Sara Crosato said of her daughter, who was trying to light the candle toward the end of Mass.
The bomber is believed to have hidden explosives in an electric candle at a town cemetery in 2001, seriously injuring a 63-year-old woman.
Police bomb experts combed the 16th-century stone church, which did not appear to be seriously damaged.
Whoever is behind the blasts has been likened in the Italian media to the reclusive American "Unabomber", who sent dozens of bombs through the US mail for nearly 20 years.
One of the victims of the bombs in Italy was a girl who lost sight in one eye after she picked up a marker during a family picnic in the Treviso area. The exploding soap bubble jar injured a five-year-old boy in 2002.
Reforms minister Roberto Calderoli, whose political base is in northern Italy, called for the death penalty for anyone trying to target children in such a way.