Anarchists Blamed For Rome Embassy Bomb Attacks


Two members of staff were hurt, one seriously, in the blasts at the Swiss and Chilean missions on Thursday.

A ministry official suggested the Swiss had been targeted because they had co-operated with Italy, arresting several anarchists earlier this year.

He added that an anarchist had been killed in Chile in 2009.

Several Italians allegedly linked to anarchist groups have been detained by Swiss authorities.

In April, two Italians and a Swiss resident were picked up in Zurich on suspicion of planning an attack on the Swiss headquarters of IBM.

Security has been tightened outside embassies and government buildings in Rome.

Police have appealed to staff at the foreign missions to be alert for suspect packages.

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Investigators have revealed the contents of a blackened note found at the scene of the Chilean embassy blast.