Mail Bombs Rome: Bombs Hit Swiss Embassy, Chilean Embassy-photo
Swiss And Chilean Embassies In Rome Hit With Mail Bombs
Two explosions from apparent mail bombs, just hours apart, hit the Swiss and Chilean Embassies in Rome, injuring one person.
A Chilean Embassy employee suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he opened the package, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.
The Swiss Embassy attack also involved a package that detonated, while a worker was handling it in the mailroom.
The Chilean Embassy is located in via Po near the Villa Borghese in central Rome. The Swiss Embassy is located via Barnaba Oriani near Villa Glori Park, just north of the center of the city.
There is no word of the exact motive for the parcel bombs are who or what organizations is behind the bombs but there is certainly plenty of speculation.
According to the centre-right Italian daily Corriere della Sera, initial police investigations were "targeting anarchistic circles of eco-terrorist extraction".
"Detectives are assessing various hypotheses, including that of an attack planned by anarchist-insurrectionist movements connected with the jailing of several anarchist exponents currently held in Swiss prisons," the paper said on its website, before news of the attack on the Chilean mission.