The police was called to defuse a bomb in front of a bookshop with ties to the far right group casa pound. Unfortunately the bomb exploded wounding a bomb squad officer – Vasilis Chronopoulos

Police on Sunday said a bomb exploded in the central Italian city of Florence as they approached a suspicious package, seriously wounding a bomb-squad officer. Florence police chief Alberto Intini said the officer suffered serious eye and hand injuries.

Authorities noticed the package with wires and a timer around 5.00 a.m. local time (0400 UTC).

The disguised explosive had been placed in front of a closed bookshop with links to the neo-fascist activist group Casa Pound.

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