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'Car bomb' found attached to local official's vehicle in Rome sparking alert ahead of Euro 2020 game

A suspected car bomb has been found inside a local official's vehicle in Rome, sparking an alert ahead of Italy's Euro 2020 game in the city. 

The device was discovered in the Piazza Mancini area of the capital, a couple of miles away from Rome's Olympic stadium where Italy are playing Switzerland tonight. 

The suspected bomb was found inside the car of Marco Doria, the president for the redevelopment of parks and historic villas in Rome, before it was safely diffused by the authorities.  

Football fans had been passing through the area on Wednesday night, but the roads surrounding the scene were blocked by police after a passer-by reported a suspicious package inside the grey smart car.   

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The device was discovered in the Piazza Mancini area of the capital, a couple of miles away from Rome's Olympic stadium where Italy are playing Switzerland tonight

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