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Latino Daily News

Thursday December 23, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Bombs Explode in Chilean, Swiss Embassies in Rome

In the second explosion of the day, the Chilean embassy in Rome has been rocked by a bomb. The Swiss embassy in the capital city was also hit.

A local news sources has said the Chilean embassy staffer’s injuries were “not serious” after the blast near Villa Borghese in central Rome.

Outside the embassy, witnesses say they heard a blast shortly after 3 p.m. local time.

Just 3 hours earlier, a mail room staffer’s hand was seriously injured at the Swiss embassy, where it is believed a package exploded when he opened it.

Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has called the attacks “deplorable act[s] of violence,” and offered Italy’s full support to the embassy staff and the victims.

A spokesperson for the Swiss embassy says no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

A third embassy, Ukraine’s, has reported a suspicious package as well.