Two devices explode in Rome, no injuries reported

Scientific police works on the site of the explosion of a rudimentary bomb placed between two cars near a post office in Via Marmorata, on May 12, 2017 in Rome.
Scientific police works on the site of the explosion of a rudimentary bomb placed between two cars near a post office in Via Marmorata, on May 12, 2017 in Rome.PHOTO: AFP
Scientific police works on the site of the explosion of a rudimentary bomb placed between two cars near a post office in Via Marmorata, on May 12, 2017 in Rome.
Scientific police works on the site of the explosion of a rudimentary bomb placed between two cars near a post office in Via Marmorata, on May 12, 2017 in Rome.PHOTO: AFP
Scientific police works on the site of the explosion of a rudimentary bomb placed between two cars near a post office in Via Marmorata, on May 12, 2017 in Rome.
Scientific police works on the site of the explosion of a rudimentary bomb placed between two cars near a post office in Via Marmorata, on May 12, 2017 in Rome.PHOTO: AFP
Police works on the site of the explosion of a rudimentary bomb placed between two cars near a post office in Via Marmorata, on May 12, 2017.
Police works on the site of the explosion of a rudimentary bomb placed between two cars near a post office in Via Marmorata, on May 12, 2017.PHOTO: AFP
Police experts search for evidence at the site of an explosion outside a post office in Rome, Italy on May 12, 2017.
Police experts search for evidence at the site of an explosion outside a post office in Rome, Italy on May 12, 2017.PHOTO: EPA
Police experts search for evidence at the site of an explosion outside a post office in Rome, Italy on May 12, 2017.
Police experts search for evidence at the site of an explosion outside a post office in Rome, Italy on May 12, 2017.PHOTO: EPA

ROME (REUTERS) - Explosions damaged a car near a post office in central Rome on Friday (May 12), Italian media reported, although nobody appeared to have been injured in the blasts.

“Double explosion in Rome ... initial information from the scene indicates no one was injured. Only one car damaged,” state broadcaster RAI said on its website, quoting an emergency services worker saying the situation was “under control”.

Information service Luceverde, run by the Italian Automobile Club in collaboration with city police, said on Twitter that an area near the site of the ancient Circus Maximus racetrack had been closed for security, but traffic was not affected.

RAI said two devices had been found near parked cars in the area, where authorities were exploring all possible causes, including that the explosive may have been a letter bomb or a similar improvised device.

Television footage showed police officers and firefighters at the scene, and police tape blocking off part of the street.

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