Mail Bombs Injure Two in Rome

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Two mail bombs exploded at embassies in Rome on Thursday, injuring two people.

According to The Associated Press, Italian authorities drew similiarities between the attacks and incidents in Greece last month, when an alleged radical group in the country claimed responsibility for sending more than a dozen mail bombs to embassies in Athens, and addressed others to French President Nicholas Sarkozy, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. There were no serious injuries.

The latest mail bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome, when they were opened by employees, according to the AP. Later on Wednesday, the AP, citing Italian media, reported that an Italian anarchist group had left a note at one of the sites, claiming responsibility.

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