Argentina's Federal Police Chief, General Cesaroo Cardozo, was killed on Friday (18 June) by a bomb which exploded inside his house in Buenos Aires.
Argentina's Federal Police Chief, General Cesaroo Cardozo, was killed on Friday (18 June) by a bomb which exploded inside his house in Buenos Aires. His Wife, daughter and mother were seriously injured.
SYNOPSIS: The bomb exploded inside a heavily-guarded apartment building housing several other army officers. It's thought it was planted under the general's mattress and the blast was heard about 20 blocks away. Police immediately cordoned off the building and road block were set up on all exits from the city.
General Cardozo was appointed a week after the military coup which toppled President Maria Estela Peron in March. He was the second Federal police chief to be killed in a bomb blast in less than two years, and the eighth military officer to die by violence since the coup.
The Argentine Army has accused an 18 year-old girl of planting the bomb. An Army communique named her as Anna Maria Gonalez, a schoolmate and friend of one of General Cordoza's daughters. It said she had gone to the apartment on the pretext of studying. On Sunday, seven bullet riddled bodies were found in Buenos Aires and one bore a note saying it was the corpse of Senorita Gonalez.
Police say it is impossible to confirm if the body was that of Senorita Gonalez, and the massive search for her continues. It's thought she is a member of the Neo-Preonist Montonero organisation, or of the Marxists People's Revolutionary Army.