Suspect package disarmed

Bomb disposal experts disarmed a device sent to the Greek embassy in Rome on Monday, days after parcel bombs claimed by an Italian anarchist group wounded two people at the Swiss and Chilean missions.

An official of the carabinieri, Italy’s paramilitary police, said the device found at the Greek embassy bore similarities to one discovered in the Rome metro last week.
The metro device was found in a box with cables, batteries and antennas but had no detonator.

Suspect packages found at the Venezuelan, Danish and Monaco embassies turned out to be false alarms. There were other false alarms last week at the Irish and Ukrainian embassies in Rome as authorities stepped up checks on mail deliveries.

Last week, an Italian anarchist group called the Informal Anarchist Federation claimed responsibility in a note for parcel bombs that wounded two people at the Swiss and Chilean embassies.

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