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.