• Short Summary

    A left-wing guerrilla was killed by his own bombs on Tuesday ( September 29 ) in an attack on a bowling alley and restaurant in Montevideo, Uruguay.

  • Description

    A left-wing guerrilla was killed by his own bombs on Tuesday ( September 29 ) in an attack on a bowling alley and restaurant in Montevideo, Uruguay. Thee work-people were injured in the attack and three other guerrillas escaped.

    The raid was made by members of the Tupamaros guerrillas organisation, which murdered a United States aid official, Mr. Daniel Mitrione, on August 9 after the Uruguayan Government refused to free political prisoners.

    On Tuesday four of the guerrillas broke into a Carrasco Bowling Club and help up the owner, a cleaning woman and a baker. They then planted two bombs.

    One of the guerrillas threw a Molotov cocktail at the explosives. The blast was heavier than expected and flying fragments killed the guerrilla and wounded the hold-up victims. The three other guerrillas escaped in the confusion. The explosion caused a fire which smouldered for a considerable time.

    The Tupamaros are still holding two foreigners as hostages. They are Mr. Claude Fly, a 65-year-old American agricultural expert who is suffering from a respiratory ailment, and a Brazilian diplomat, Senhor Aloysio Dias Gomide, who was abducted with Mr. Mitrione.

    In recent weeks the Tupamaros have made a series of bomb attacks on factories and homes in the Montevideo area. The authorities have mounted stringent security measures against them.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA12MYPKRV0FH3E9NL02JMBUYV5
    Media URN:
    VLVA12MYPKRV0FH3E9NL02JMBUYV5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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