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Rome bomb blast damages cars

ROME, Italy -- A bomb damaged parked cars and shattered windows near the Interior Ministry in Rome on Tuesday morning.

The device was left on a side street behind some large rubbish bins. Windows were shattered up to the fourth floor of nearby buildings but nobody was hurt.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the bombing, which occurred at about 0430 (0330 GMT).

Interior Ministry officials at the scene said they were investigating the attack and could not rule out anything.

The officials said it appeared the culprits did not want to kill but instead wanted to send a message.

Interior Minister Claudio Scajola called it "a serious attack against the building which is a symbol of the security of our citizens." The ministry oversees Italy's police force and intelligence services.




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