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Mistaken bomb scare at Irish embassy in Rome

Police are called after a suspicious package – similar to those that blew up two other embassies – arrives in the post.

The Irish Embassy in Rome: Police were called after a suspicious package was received.
The Irish Embassy in Rome: Police were called after a suspicious package was received.
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STAFF AT THE IRISH EMBASSY to Italy in Rome had a nervous escape yesterday when Italian police were called to deal with a suspicious package that had arrived in the post.

Staff called officers after spotting the package, which RTÉ reports resembled the malicious packages sent to the embassies of China and Switzerland earlier in the week.

Panic was relieved, however, when law enforcement officials examined the package and found it to merely contain a Christmas card being sent to the staff of the embassy.

An anarchist group has claimed responsibility for the earlier letter bombs, which injured two people; one of the victims is likely to lose the sight of one eye.

Read more at RTÉ News >

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