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Indian embassy gets bomb in post

The Indian embassy in Italy received an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the form of a postage packet a few days back, prompting stepping up of security at the mission.

india Updated: Jan 25, 2010 01:18 IST

The Indian embassy in Italy received an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the form of a postage packet a few days back, prompting stepping up of security at the mission.

The packet, which had the sender’s name as LTTE from Italy, was received at the emba-ssy on January 20, Ambassador Arif Khan told PTI.

The envelope, addressed to the Embassy of India in Italy, contained two fuse wires, which aroused suspicion.

The police were immediately informed and a report was filed, the ambassador said.

The police are investigating the incident, Khan said, adding security has been stepped up.