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By Owen Weldon     Dec 9, 2011 in World
Rome - A letter bomb was sent to a tax collection agency in Rome, Italy. The letter bomb exploded and left the organization’s director wounded.
The letter arrived at the office on Friday, and the organization’s director was injured after he opened up the letter.
A police official in Rome said that the bomb arrived in a yellow bubble envelope. The letter was addressed to the director, according to CBS.
The director, Marco Cuccagna, suffered injuries to the eyes and he lost two of his fingers, according to police.
An Italian anarchist group has claimed responsibility for sending out the letter bomb, according to the New York Times.
The same group, the Informal Anarchist Front, sent a package bomb to the executive of Deutsche Bank in Germany, just a day before. The police were able to defuse to bomb. The same group was also responsible for sending letter bombs, last December, to foreign embassies located in Rome. Those bombings left two people seriously injured.
According to USA Today, the group did warn that there would be more explosions. The group warned in its Deutsche Bank claim that three more explosions would occur.
The premier, Mario Monti, expressed solidarity with Cuccagna. The president of Italy also expressed solidarity with Cuccagna.
Monti said that Equitalia, where the letter bomb exploded, has always done business the right way, in compliance with the law. Monti said that the company performs a very important role, providing services to families.
The mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemmano, described the bombing as an act of evil. He went onto call the act a vile act, and he also urged vigilance.
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