ROME (AP) - Authorities say bullets were found inside mail meant for Rome's mayor and Italy's justice minister. The discovery comes amid tensions over the financial crisis and days after a letter bomb wounded a tax official.
Mayor Gianni Alemanno says an envelope, addressed to his secretary and containing two bullets, apparently aimed to take advantage of "tense" times.
He told Sky TG24 TV that a note from an extremist group named after a slain Red Brigades terrorist was inside.
He and other officials said a similar package was addressed to Italy's justice minister.
Authorities on alert in Rome post offices for suspicious mail intercepted both envelopes Monday.
An Italian anarchist group has claimed to be behind last week's letter bomb that wounded the tax official.