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    NEAR SANTIAGO, CHILE

    Left-wing guerrillas blacked out twelve cities in Central Chile during the night of October 16/17, in a carefully synchronised wave of bomb attacks that triggered street disturbances in Santiago.

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    1. GV ZOOM IN TO & SVs Damaged pylon, and workers repairing electric cables. (4 SHOTS) 0.19
    2. SVs Damaged pylon, with twisted metal, and men working. (5 SHOTS) 0.46
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    Background: NEAR SANTIAGO, CHILE

    Left-wing guerrillas blacked out twelve cities in Central Chile during the night of October 16/17, in a carefully synchronised wave of bomb attacks that triggered street disturbances in Santiago. Some 95 per cent of the capital was blacked out for between 40 minutes and three hours after a bomb blast hit power lines south of the city. Blasts in other parts of the country damaged power installations, railway lines and government offices in provincial towns. A man saying he represented the Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front, a left-wing guerrilla group which launched a sabotage campaign against President Augusto Pinochet's 11-year-old military government this year, called local media to claim responsibility for the bombings. As traffic came to a halt in darkened Santiago streets, youths in poor neighbourhoods burned tyres and stoned passing vehicles. There were no reports of arrests or injuries as police moved in to clear the streets. The bombs in the capital and in the provinces exploded within minutes of each other at around 0100 GMT, matching the degree of co-ordination shown by the guerrillas in previous attacks this year. Officials said the power cuts affected cities in eight of the country's 13 regions.

    Source: REUTERS - RAUL CUEVAS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1INKDI4ISDF5MXMH4TZASZNM4
    Media URN:
    VLVA1INKDI4ISDF5MXMH4TZASZNM4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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