Terrorists destroyed a plastics factory in Guatemala City on Monday (18 January).
SV Police, bomb experts and firemen on street
SVs Roaring flames as fires destroy building (3 shots)
SV PULL BACK Firefighters direct water on flames
SV Flames roaring through building
SV PAN Firemen direct water through hole in building wall (2 shots)
CU Flashing light on fire engine
SV Firemen knocking hole in wall to fight flames
SVs Firemen fight fire (3 shots)
SV & CU Firemen cutting through metal door (2 shots)
SV PAN Fire fighting equipment and firemen
SV Firemen fighting after breaking through door (2 shots)
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Background: Terrorists destroyed a plastics factory in Guatemala City on Monday (18 January). They planted bombs under the building, and these started a massive fire. Firemen took three hours to control the blaze. The building was gutted, but one was hurt. Responsibility for the attack has not been claimed by any of the country's known terrorist groups, but it is thought to have been a leftist attack against a major economic target. The factory belonged to one of Guatemala's most powerful industrial groups. Although this attack was bloodless, elsewhere in Guatemala, bloody violence is continuing. Last year about 3,500 people died in fighting between leftist guerrillas and the military-backed government. Many of these have been civilians, often the victims of bombings, crossfire from ambushes, or execution-style slayings late at night.