A series of bomb blasts, one of which injured seven policemen in Buenos Aires, have taken place in argentina since the explosion on Friday (1 November) which killed Federal Police Chief Alberto Villar and his wife.
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Background: A series of bomb blasts, one of which injured seven policemen in Buenos Aires, have taken place in argentina since the explosion on Friday (1 November) which killed Federal Police Chief Alberto Villar and his wife.
An explosion occurred on Saturday (2 November) when police were lured to a booby-trapped house by an anonymous 'phone call. Other explosions also took place on sunday (3 November) at a shopping precinct in Buenos Aires and a suburban house, where a guerrilla arsenal was found.
Political tension is high following the killing of Police Chief Villar and other bomb blasts in Mendoza, Tucuman and Cordoba. A trade union official died in the explosion at Tucuman, bringing the death-by-violence-toll in Argentina to 133, in the four months since President Maria Estela Peron succeeded her late husband.
Saturday also saw the funeral of Police Chief Alberto Villar and his wife who were buried in the Chacarita cemetery in the capital. Buenos Aires Cathedral and the cemetery were ringed by special combat battalions and the eighteen-thousand-strong Federal Police Force was on full alert. However, no incidents occurred.