• Short Summary

    Argentine authorities say leftwing Montoneros guerrillas were responsible for bomb explosions which severely damaged several buildings in the capital, Buenos Aires, on Tuesday night (16 March).

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    Argentine authorities say leftwing Montoneros guerrillas were responsible for bomb explosions which severely damaged several buildings in the capital, Buenos Aires, on Tuesday night (16 March).

    Although no one was killed during the Tuesday night bombing spree five policemen were killed in various incidents in Argentina earlier in the day as the guerrillas escalated their current wave of attacks on security forces.

    Authorities said they believed the guerrillas were trying to provoke a military coup against the government of President Maria Estela Peron. If they could engineer one it is believed they would profit by the confusion that would result.

    Tuesday night's attacks were mainly centred in the elegant Barrio Norte (northern district) of the city. A large furniture store was severely damaged as well as a block of flats in which the General Labour Confederation Secretary, General Casildo Herreras lived.

    Since the beginning of the year 124 people have died as the direct result of political violence in Argentina. Last year 900 died.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3X0EMXQQGTVXU61651Z901L37
    Media URN:
    VLVA3X0EMXQQGTVXU61651Z901L37
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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