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.
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The other Federal Police Chief to die was Commissioner-General Alberto Villar. He and his wife were blown up when a bomb exploded aboard his motorboat on 4 November, 1974. The Montoneros, a left-wing Peronis??? guerrilla group, claimed responsibility for his death. General Cordoza's death brought 337 the number of known killings in political violence since the coup. The total for 1976 so far is 501.
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Background: 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.