Bombs explode at embassies in Rome
ROME — Rome’s police chief says all embassies have been informed about a pair of package bombs that exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies, injuring two people who opened them.
Chief Francesco Tagliente said a suspicious package found at the Ukrainian embassy turned out to be a false alarm.
Tagliente spoke to reporters Thursday as he arrived at the Chilean embassy. Witnesses say an explosion was heard shortly after 3 p.m. The person opening the package was injured in the blast.
Three hours earlier a package bomb exploded inside an office in the Swiss Embassy, wounding the staffer who opened it. He was taken to the hospital with serious hand injuries but according to Swiss ambassador Bernardino Regazzoni, the staffer’s life is not in danger.
Update: The Chilean employee nearly lost sight in one eye and an iron bolt shot into his chest. Both he and the Swiss victim had serious injuries to their hands and arms, hospital officials said.
Source: The Associated Press