A Government sociologist has been blamed for the bomb which exploded in a Defence Ministry building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Wednesday (15 December).
A Government sociologist has been blamed for the bomb which exploded in a Defence Ministry building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Wednesday (15 December). The explosion killed eleven people and injured 23.
SYNOPSIS: The authorities later announced that the people who had died in the explosion were four senior military officers and seven civilians. Anonymous phone calls to newspapers said that, that left-wing Monteneros Guerrillas claimed responsibility for the explosion, and said it was to avenge the death of one of their leaders who was killed in a gun-battle with security forces in Buenos Aires at the beginning of the month. Among the officers killed was a Major-General in Air Force, Senor Angel Luchessi.
On Friday (17 December) the dead were buried, some of them at cemeteries in Buenos Aires. The bomb had been placed in a small cinema at the top of the Defence Ministry building. It was not known how many people were in the room at the time of explosion, but fleets of ambulances ferried the injured to hospital.
During the previous three days, seven guerrillas were reported killed in separate clashes with security forces according to Police spokesmen. The clashes occurred in Buenos Aires and the cities of Bahia and Blanca. In October, at least 50 people were injured, many of them seriously, when a bomb planted by guerrillas wrecked a small cinema in the Armed Forces Club in the capital.