Two embassies hit by blasts in Rome
December 23rd, 2010
09:53 AM ET

Two embassies hit by blasts in Rome

[Updated at 9:53 a.m.] A Rome Police spokeswoman told CNN police are are conducting checks in all embassies and consulates in Rome following blasts at two embassies there.

[Posted at 9:27 a.m.] Bombs exploded at two embassies in Rome Thursday, police said.

The first explosion, a package bomb at the Swiss Embassy, seriously wounded the person who opened it, police said.

A second bomb exploded at the Chilean Embassy shortly afterwards, wounding one person, who has been taken to the hospital, police said.

And a "suspicious package" was found at the Ukrainian Embassy in the Italian capital, police said, adding that security forces were on the way to investigate.

Bomb threats were phoned to City Hall and to another government office in Rome, the mayor's office said. No bombs have been found in either location.

The bombings come a day after police blanketed Rome in heavy security due to student demonstrations.

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  1. Homer Simpson

    merry christmas.

    December 23, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Frank

    People of Rome,
    This is probably the work of student radicals to protest your PM.

    December 23, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. AMERICAN TALIBAN LIBTARDS

    DEFINITELY couldn't be a member of "The Religion of Peace" LMFAO

    December 23, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  4. Veritas

    Must be christmas the enemy is working overtime. To all of Gods children, May God Bless You and Keep You in His Loving Embrace! God Bless America! God Bless Our Beautiful Planet!

    December 23, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    @ATL:
    There is no such thing as a "Religion of Peace". Period.

    That being said, Merry Christmas!

    December 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    @Veritas, hi.

    December 23, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Clem K'diddlehopper

    Clem K'diddlehopper needs Jesus' help!

    December 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Norm Norman

    Wow, this isn't front page news on CNN? You'd think they'd milk these for what they're worth because we're supposed to be afraid of terrorists at our doorstep.

    December 23, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Veritas

    @Ceasar Merry Chrismas! Its difficult to enjoy our Holy Days when evil abounds our only defense is to keep our heads up and our eyes toward Heaven. Every time something like this happens think of what our Savior suffered for our sake. We must never forget the great love our Father has for every one of us. Lets not let the beast win let this be the season of love and peace if not around the world then in our homes and in our country. The greatest country in the world.

    December 23, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. J

    Good words veritas. But which country is the "greatest in the world"? To me, and hopefully to everyone, every country is the best. Idiotic fools say i have the baby or parents in the world. No country is best and no human is better. Countries belongs to humans. Jews, christians muslims and non believers make up the people, and non of em anywhere is better than any one. So why is your country the best, veritas? Hope u live not on this earth. No1 is better than any1, we're born in places not to be proud and brag. But to be thankful and humble that we have a place to call home and a people to relate to.

    December 23, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. J

    Good words veritas. But which country is the "greatest in the world"? To me, and hopefully to everyone, every country is the best. Idiotic fools say i have the best baby or parents in the world. No country is best and no human is better. Countries belongs to humans. Jews, christians muslims and non believers make up the people, and non of em anywhere is better than any one. So why is your country the best, veritas? Hope u live not on this earth. No1 is better than any1, we're born in places not to be proud and brag. But to be thankful and humble that we have a place to call home and a people to relate to.

    December 23, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Veritas

    @J why do i say its the greatest country in the world. Quite simply because IT IS. i was born and raised here and theres no place on earth i'd rather. what i said was from my heart i am sorry if it offended your delicate sensabilities. i happen to love my country for many reasons. not the least of which is freedom of speech. which affords me the right to express my heartfelt feelings as it obviously does you. I dont take offense to your opinion you made some valid points and i certainly dont begrudge you your feeelings so why do you resent mine? Merry Christmas J hope you can deal with that. my remarks were not said to offend anyone.

    December 24, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  13. Veritas

    @J Patriotism to love, support and and defend ones country. its a great feeling you should try it.

    December 24, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |