Rome embassy blasts wound 2; anarchists suspected

Carabinieri paramilitary police officers and firefighters are seen inside the compound of the Swiss Embassy in Rome, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. A package exploded Thursday at the Swiss Embassy in Rome, wounding one person, police said. The Foreign Ministry called it a "deplorable act of violence'' against the Swiss. The explosion occurred when the package was opened by an embassy staffer, who was wounded and subsequently taken to the hospital, said a spokesman at the carabinieri police in Rome. (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi)

December 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Mail bombs exploded in the hands of employees at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome on Thursday, seriously wounding two people and triggering heightened security checks at diplomatic missions just as holiday deliveries deluge their mailrooms.