ROME, May 19 (Reuters) A bomb exploded in front of a school in the southern Italian town of Brindisi on Saturday, killing one person and injuring at least six people, an official from the Civil Protection authority said.
Few details were available and the official said more than one device may have been involved in the explosion, which occurred as pupils were preparing to enter the school at the start of the school day, which in Italy includes Saturdays.
“Given the effect of the explosion, it appears that this was something quite powerful,” the official said.
Local media reported that the device had been placed in a rubbish container just outside the school, which they said was near the main court in Brindisi, a port city located in Apulia, on the “heel” of Italy.
There was no claim of responsibility.