x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Package found in Finland's Vatican embassy false alarm

A suspect package sent to Finland's embassy to the Vatican was not a bomb, a police spokesman said, after a parcel bomb was intercepted and defused at the Greek embassy in Rome.

A suspect package sent to Finland's embassy to the Vatican on Monday was not a bomb, a police spokesman said, after a parcel bomb was intercepted and defused at the Greek embassy in Rome.

The alert was "a false alarm," said the spokesman, Salvatore Cagnazzo.

Firemen and bomb disposal experts had been sent to the embassy, located in a picturesque street overlooking central Rome, ANSA news agency reported.

There have been seven false alarms at foreign embassies so far on Monday.

Two bombs sent to the Chilean and Swiss embassies went off last week, injuring two people in an attack believed to be the work of Italian anarchists.