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Blasts at Swiss, Chile embassy in Rome, 2 injured

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Carabinieri paramilitary police officers and firefighters are seen inside the compound of the Swiss Embassy in Rome, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. Carabinieri paramilitary police officers and firefighters are seen inside the compound of the Swiss Embassy in Rome, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010.

ROME – Rome's police chief says all embassies have been informed about a pair of package bombs that exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies, injuring two people who opened them.

Chief Francesco Tagliente said a suspicious package found at the Ukrainian embassy turned out to be a false alarm. He spoke to reporters as he arrived Thursday at the Chilean embassy, where witnesses say an explosion was heard shortly after 3 p.m. One person was injured.

Three hours earlier, a package bomb exploded inside an office in the Swiss Embassy, wounding the staffer who opened it. He was taken to the hospital with serious hand injuries but his life is not in danger, the Swiss ambassador Bernardino Regazzoni said.

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ROME (AP) — Rome's police chief says all embassies have been informed about bomb blasts at the Swiss and Chilean embassies, which wounded the two people who opened them.

Chief Francesco Tagliente said a suspicious package found at the Ukrainian embassy turned out to be a false alarm. He spoke to reporters as he arrived Thursday at the Chilean embassy, where witnesses say an explosion was heard shortly after 3 p.m. One person was wounded.

Three hours earlier, a package bomb exploded inside an office in the Swiss Embassy, wounding the staffer who opened it. He was taken to the hospital with serious hand injuries but his life is not in danger, the Swiss ambassador Bernardino Regazzoni said.

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