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Anarchists Suspected In Embassy Blasts In Rome

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Anarchists Suspected In Embassy Blasts In Rome

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Anarchists Suspected In Embassy Blasts In Rome

Anarchists Suspected In Embassy Blasts In Rome

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Two bomb explosions at embassies in Rome have started a security alert in the Italian capital. Employees of the Swiss and Chilean embassies were injured, one seriously, after opening packages Thursday. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, although the incidents are similar to attacks and attempted bombings of embassies in Greece last month.

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NPR's Sylvia Poggioli has the latest from Rome.

SYLVIA POGGIOLI: They came in a tense Italian political climate, heightened by Tuesday's discovery of a rudimentary device in a Rome subway car. Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno said the parcel bombs are not linked to domestic events but are part of a wave of terrorism.

GIANNI ALEMANNO: (Through translation) These attacks have nothing to do with recent tensions in Rome and the false alarm in the subway. Investigators are following international leads.

POGGIOLI: Sylvia Poggioli, NPR News, Rome.

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