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).
GV Corrientes Avenue in Buenos Aires with cars driving along
LV Furniture shop with windows blown out (2 shots)
SV INT Shattered glass on furniture (2 shots)
GV PAN FROM Busy street TO wrecked iron door (2 shots)
SV PAN ALONG Broken glass and broken windows TO school building (2 shots)
SV PAN DOWN FROM Bomb damaged building TO block of flats and rubble at entrance (2 shots)
GV PAN TO Fashion house with blown out windows (2 shots)
SV PAN DOWN TO Black of flats were Cassildo Herreras lived TO INTERIOR bomb damage to reception area (2 shots)
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Background: 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.