MAIL BOMB DEFUSED IN ROME

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STORY: MAIL BOMB DEFUSED IN ROME DATELINE: Dec. 28, 2010 LENGTH: 0:00:53 LOCATION: Rome PKG INTRO Bomb disposal experts have defused an explosive package at the Greek embassy in Rome. It comes only days after two mail bombs injured two people at the Swiss and Chilean embassies. PKG The suspected package was opened on Monday by embassy staff but it failed to explode. Police bomb squad experts confirmed that the package was identical to those forwarded to Chilean and Swiss embassies last Thursday. Police said other suspected packages found on Monday morning at Venezuelan, Danish and Monaco embassies in Rome proved to be false alarms. Last Thursday's mail bombs caused one staffer to lose two fingers, while another staffer suffered injuries. A group called the Informal Anarchist Federation claimed responsibility for the attacks. The explosions came at a time of tension in Italy. A recent anti-government student protest descended into some of the worst street violence in Rome Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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