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Bomb Explodes in Chilean Embassy

  • Forensic and Carabinier police officers inspect the area inside the Swiss Embassy in Rome, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. A package exploded Thursday at the Swiss Embassy in Rome, wounding one person, police said. The Foreign Ministry called it a "deplorable act of violence'' against the Swiss. The explosion occurred when the package was opened by an embassy staffer, who was wounded and subsequently taken to the hospital, said a spokesman at the carabinieri police in Rome. (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi)

    Forensic and Carabinier police officers inspect the area inside the Swiss Embassy in Rome, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. A package exploded Thursday at the Swiss Embassy in Rome, wounding one person, police said. The Foreign Ministry called it a "deplorable act of violence'' against the Swiss. The explosion occurred when the package was opened by an embassy staffer, who was wounded and subsequently taken to the hospital, said a spokesman at the carabinieri police in Rome. (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi)  (AP2010)

  • Forensic and Carabinier police officers inspect the area inside the Swiss Embassy in Rome, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. A package exploded Thursday at the Swiss Embassy in Rome, wounding one person, police said. The Foreign Ministry called it a "deplorable act of violence'' against the Swiss. The explosion occurred when the package was opened by an embassy staffer, who was wounded and subsequently taken to the hospital, said a spokesman at the carabinieri police in Rome. (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi)

    Forensic and Carabinier police officers inspect the area inside the Swiss Embassy in Rome, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. A package exploded Thursday at the Swiss Embassy in Rome, wounding one person, police said. The Foreign Ministry called it a "deplorable act of violence'' against the Swiss. The explosion occurred when the package was opened by an embassy staffer, who was wounded and subsequently taken to the hospital, said a spokesman at the carabinieri police in Rome. (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi)  (AP2010)

Bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome, Italy on Tuesday wounding the two people  who opened them, police and news reports said. 

There was no claim of responsibility but authorities discounted domestic anarchists or protesters.

Witnesses outside the Chilean embassy said they heard a blast shortly after 3 p.m., sending police to the scene. The ANSA news agency said the person who opened the package was wounded.

Three hours earlier, a package bomb exploded inside an office in the Swiss Embassy, seriously wounding the staffer who opened it. He was taken to the hospital with hand injuries.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.