Anarchists claim responsibility for Rome bombings

Blasts at the Swiss and Chilean embassies wounded two people earlier on Thursday

Published December 23, 2010 10:59PM (EST)

ROME (AP) -- Italian news reports say a claim by an Italian anarchist group was found at the site of one of the twin embassy package bomb blasts in Rome.

The ANSA news agency said Thursday night that the written claim was made by the Informal Anarchist Federation. Anti-terrorism police officers at Rome police headquarters declined to comment on the report.

The group has long been known in Italy and has a Web site calling for the end of what it says is man's exploitation of fellow man. Earlier, Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said the blasts at the Swiss and Chilean embassies were likely the work of anarchists. Two employees -- one at each embassy -- were seriously wounded when opening mail.

By Associated Press

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