Although there were no injuries, two blasts rocked Rome, Italy, today. Authorities believe that the explosive devices were likely remote controlled and homemade. They were laced with flammable liquid and placed between cars when they went off.
“Double explosion in Rome … initial information from the scene indicates no one was injured. Only one car damaged,” state broadcaster RAI reports.
Authorities have not yet finished an investigation but do not suspect Islamic terrorists in the plot. In fact, they suggest that a anti-government protest group was behind this act of domestic terrorism.
The country holds the ground that they have the situation under control, and so far there have been no casualties reported. However, it remains to be seen what happens when Italy is able to discover who was behind these attacks.
The Daily Caller reports:
An area around the ancient Circus Maximus racetrack was closed off as a security precaution, but authorities say the situation is “under control.”
Italian authorities tightened security around the Eternal City last year after the Islamic State released a 35-minute video with a specific threat to “conquer Rome.” Around 800 extra police officers have been deployed to the historic districts to protect locals and tourists from possible attacks.