Package bomb explodes at Swiss Embassy in Rome

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    It is building........

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/24/world/europe/24italy.html?src=mv

    ROME — A parcel bomb exploded in the Swiss embassy here on Thursday, seriously injuring at least one diplomatic employee, the police and embassy officials said.

    The Swiss Embassy in Rome confirmed in a statement that a package containing a hidden explosive device detonated around noon when an embassy employee opened it, causing injuries to both his hands. Those injuries appeared serious, a spokesman for the Carabinieri police said, and the employee was taken to a local hospital.

    Italian news media said the employee was a 53-year-old Swiss man. A police spokesman could not confirm those reports, saying the authorities were still investigating.

    The Swiss Embassy is located in the leafy Rome neighborhood of Parioli. It was not immediately clear who had sent the package or why the embassy had been the target. The embassy said that no one had claimed responsibility for the bomb. Foreign Minister Franco Frattini condemned what he called a “deplorable act of violence” and wished the employee a speedy recovery.
     
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    And now another has exploded at the Chilean Embassy in Rome
     

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