The Chilean capital, Santiago, was rocked by a wave of bomb attacks on the night of May 15-16, hours after the military junta had passed a special anti-terrorist law.
MAY 15, NIGHT:
1. SV TILT DOWN TO GV EXTERIOR Bomb-blasted bank 0.08
2. CU Pavement outside locked shutters of bank where bomb went off 0.11
3. GVs Bomb damage in the area (4 shots) 0.26
4. SV PULL BACK TO GV Banco del Estado 0.33
5. GVs Damage in bank and surrounding area (3 shots) 0.46
6. GV Police car on patrol 0.49
7. GV ZOOM INTO CU Damaged window 0.54
8. GV Children walking to school through shattered glass 1.02
9. CU PULL BACK Security outside Banco del Trabajo 1.08
10. SVs & GVs Damage to exterior and interior (4 shots) 1.30
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Background: SANTIAGO, CHILE
The Chilean capital, Santiago, was rocked by a wave of bomb attacks on the night of May 15-16, hours after the military junta had passed a special anti-terrorist law. At least 15 bombs exploded in several locations throughout Santiago. They caused damage to banks and other targets, but there were no reports of casualties. No group had by May 16 claimed responsibility for the blasts, which were the latest of more than 100 to hit businesses and public property this year. All the explosions occurred in the space of an hour and were heard throughout the city. Nine banks were damaged, a municipal office building was hit and seven electricity pylons were toppled in southern Santiago, blacking out thousands of homes. A night-watchman at an office of the United States oil company, Exxon, said a device thrown from a Fiat car exploded five seconds after he got a telephone warning. The blast shattered the glass door and windows of the office. The text of the new anti-terrorist law had not been published by May 16, but members of the junta were reported to have said it included changes to the extremely tough draft law proposed by President Augusto Pinochet.
Source: REUTERS SANTIAGO