Rome was staging its first anti-terrorism exercise Monday with simulated attacks on the Colosseum, a subway station and a downtown bus.
The drill was to start with a simulated suicide bombing at the Colosseum, followed by further simulated attacks at Rome's deepest subway station, Piazza Repubblica, and on a bus near Piazza Navona.
The drill is designed to test coordination between law enforcement officials and emergency workers in the case of a terrorist attack.
Authorities staged a similar exercise last month in Milan, and plan to conduct further drills in Turin, which hosts the winter Olympics in February, and Naples, reports the AP. I.L.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia