Thursday, December 23, 2010

Police sweep Rome embassies after double bombing - CNN.com

Police sweep Rome embassies after double bombing - CNN.com

Rome (CNN) -- Police launched a city-wide inspection of embassies after bombs exploded at two embassies Thursday, injuring one person at each.

"There is serious threat against foreign embassies in Rome," Foreign Minister Franco Frattini told reporters after the explosions.

"It is too early to know the origin of the threat. We are checking all the embassies in Rome and the Italian embassies abroad for suspicious packages. We should avoid being alarmist. The police are investigating the situation," he said.

The first explosion, a package bomb at the Swiss Embassy, seriously wounded the person who opened it, police said.

A second bomb exploded at the Chilean Embassy shortly afterwards, wounding one person, who was taken to a hospital, according to police.

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