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Italian police wounded by gunfire outside PM's office

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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-04-28

At least two police officers were injured after gunshots were fired in front of the Italian prime minister's office in Rome on Sunday, while the new government of Enrico Letta was being sworn in at the presidential palace nearby.

Reports say two paramilitary police officers were shot and wounded outside the Italian premier’s office as the new leader was sworn in about a kilometer (half-mile) away.

An AP television producer reported seeing one officer lying on the pavement, with blood pouring out of his neck. The Italian news agency ANSA said the assailant, described in reports as a man dressed in a suit and tie, had been detained by police.

The shooting came as Enrico Letta and his Cabinet took their oaths Sunday in the Quirinal presidential office, after he nailed down a coalition agreement between his center-left forces and the conservative bloc of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi.

It was unclear if there was any connection between the events, but political tensions have been running high in Italy.

(AP)

Date created : 2013-04-28

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