A top Argentine Government aide, his wife and four children were injured on Thursday (27 September) when a masked gang blew up their home.
GV EXTERIOR Rescue workers sorting through debris of destroyed home (2 shots)
SV Injured Argentine Minister, Dr. Guillermo Walter Klein carried from wrecked home and put into ambulance (2 shots)
SV Firemen continue to dig through rubble (2 shots)
SV Rescue workers carry Minister's daughter from rubble, place stretcher in ambulance which drives away (3 shots)
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Background: A top Argentine Government aide, his wife and four children were injured on Thursday (27 September) when a masked gang blew up their home. Economic programming secretary Walter Klein and his twelve-year old daughter were trapped under the rubble of their house for nearly three hours before rescuers got them all out.
SYNOPSIS: A left-wing Montonero group called the Horacio Mendizabal Group has claimed responsibility for the attack on this house in a suburb of Buenos Aires. Dr. Walter Klein and his family were licked inside the house when the bombs went off, but they escaped alive. Dr. Klein, a senior government official, was at home with his family when a heavily armed gang said to number thirteen people launched the attack. They were masked and dressed in the uniform of the provincial police force, killed two bodyguards, ordered two maids outside and then locked Dr. Klein and his family in before detonating two bombs.
Firemen rescued Mrs. Klein and her three sons almost immediately, but it took three hours to find Dr. Klein in the rubble and another half hour before the last remaining member of the family was found -- the family's twelve year old daughter Marina. The newspaper La Prensa has received a statement from the Horacio Mendizabal group claiming responsibility. Mendizabal was an exiled Montonero leader who returned to Argentina recently and was killed in a gunbattle with police.