Explosion in Rome Sparked Panic

An explosion that had damaged a car in a nearby car park had sparked panic among workers at the Poste Italiane office in the Aventino neighbourhood today.

So far, no injuries were reported.

The Independent reported that police believe the explosion was an “act of protest” but the target was unclear.

It is also reported that the homemade devices used flammable liquid and were placed between cars in a car park in Via Marmorata, which links the River Tiber with the Pyramid of Caius Cestius in central Rome.

Daily Express reported that, “A secondary bomb alert had been issued for the Piazza di
Porta Capena – just streets away from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Headquarters –
police and bomb disposal experts were deployed but have since been stood down and
the incident deemed a false alarm”.

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