Dual Blasts Reported at Swiss, Chilean Embassies in Rome

Employee who opened first package may lose his left hand
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 23, 2010 8:06 AM CST

(Newser) – A package has exploded at Chile's embassy in Rome following a parcel bombing at Switzerland's embassy earlier in the day. The ANSA news agency says one person was believed to be injured in the blast at the Chilean embassy. Police say the 53-year-old man who opened the package at the Swiss embassy sustained serious hand injuries, and risks losing his left hand. (Read more bombing stories.)

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