A series of bomb blasts rocked the capital of El Salvador on New Year's day (1 January).
GV EXTERIOR Ungo printing works
SV & CU INTERIOR Smouldering debris and wrecked printing machines (3 shots)
GV EXTERIOR Street scene and traffic
LV & CU INTERIOR Wreckage in housing authority building with strewn debris and clock on machine PAN TO steel door entrance destroyed
GV & CU Wrecked building and doorway with twisted metal in foreground
CU Bomb-damaged car
LV PAN FROM Car homes of Salvadorean army officers with bomb damaged entrance (2 shots)
SV PAN Soldier on wrecked roof
SV & LV Soldiers patrolling by house (2 shots)
LV & CU EXTERIOR Shirt factory with lightly-damaged door PAN TO traffic passing (4 shots)
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Background: A series of bomb blasts rocked the capital of El Salvador on New Year's day (1 January). The first explosion was at the Ungo printing works, owned by the family of Guillermo Manuel Ungo, one of the leaders of the ruling Democratic Revolutionary Front (FDR). Right-wing extremists are thought to be responsible for that blast, which was quickly followed by retaliatory attacks on government and business premises in the city. A housing authority building, and the homes of Salvadorean army officers, were struck, apparently by leftist guerrillas. Over 15,000 people are thought to have been killed last year in an undeclared civil war in the country between the guerrillas and security forces backed by right-wing terrorist groups.