INTRODUCTION: As part of the Argentine government's intensified hard-line policy towards guerrillas, security forces on Thursday (7 April) raided a hide out near Buenos Aires.
GV Buenos Aires suburban street
SV Crowds gathered outside building where shooting took place
CU Bullet holes and damage to building (6 shots)
The dead journalist was 45-year-old Hector Ferreiros, a former priest working for the state owned Telam News Agency. He was found with his hands tied behind his back and shot several times. No word has been heard since Friday (1 April) of the missing former Presidential Press Secretary Senor Edgardo Sajon. Both men were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: As part of the Argentine government's intensified hard-line policy towards guerrillas, security forces on Thursday (7 April) raided a hide out near Buenos Aires.
SYNOPSIS: The raid was carried out on a building in Corrientes Avenue in the Western Suburb of Monte Grande, 46 miles (75 kms) from the centre of Buenos Aires. It was part of a general sweep of the area by security forces looking for guerrillas.
In the heavy shooting that followed five guerrillas died, including two women. No casualties were reported among the raiding security forces. Following the raid, a military communique was published warning the public to be on the lookout for suspicious activity which might lead to the capture of guerrillas. The communique said the guerrillas were now on the defensive. There had been a spate of violence in the previous week with a government journalist kidnapped and killed, and a former Presidential press secretary kidnapped.