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Italy Police Find Bullets Mailed to Justice Minister, Rome Mayor

December 12, 2011

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Italian police today discovered bullets in letters sent to Justice Minister Paola Severino and Rome’s Mayor Gianni Alemanno.

“The letters sent to me and Severino were signed by different organizations, which makes me think that they are unrelated,” Alemanno said in comments broadcast on Sky TG24 television.

A tax-collection official in Rome was wounded by a letter bomb on Dec. 9. The day before, an Italian anarchist group said it had targeted Deutsche Bank AG Chief Executive Officer Josef Ackerman with a similar device.

Police investigating the letters found today are not looking into links with last week’s attacks, Corriere della Sera reported on its website, citing law-enforcement sources.

The government led by Prime Minister Mario Monti earlier this month approved 30 billion euros ($40 billion) in emergency measures aimed at reducing the country’s debt.

--Editors: Jerrold Colten, Dan Liefgreen

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