Parcel bomb defused at Greek embassy in Rome

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Italian bomb disposal experts have defused a parcel bomb sent to the Greek embassy in Rome.

Police said that a second suspect parcel, sent to the Venezuelan embassy, turned out to contain no explosives.

The device was found just days after two similar parcel bombs were sent to two other embassies in Rome.

An Italian anarchist group claimed responsibility for sending those packages, which exploded, injuring two embassy employees.

Italian police warned all diplomatic missions in Rome to be on the alert for suspicious packages after the bombs exploded at the Chilean and Swiss embassies on Thursday.

Last month, Greek anarchists sent similar parcel bombs to embassies in the Greek capital, as well as to several European leaders.