A right-wing death squad claimed responsibility for setting-off a bomb in a building that housed two independent radio stations.
SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR SEPTEMBER 22, 1983 ( REUTERS - ERICO ZAS CANO0
CU ZOOM OUT Name plate on wall of radio station TO GV damage to building.
SV INT Damage, wrecked office. (3 SHOTS)
SV TILT DOWN Children on street looking at damage.
SV ZOOM OUT Children looking through window of damaged building, guard standing inside.
Background: A right-wing death squad claimed responsibility for setting-off a bomb in a building that housed two independent radio stations. Calling itself the Brigade Maximillian Hernando Martinez the group claimed the radio stations had failed to air its statements. No-one was hurt in the blast, on September 22, but several offices and the entrance to the building were badly damaged. The death squad first emerged in 1980 when it published a death list of foreign and national journalists. Another rightist squad, the Secret Salvadoran Army (ESA) re-surfaced earlier this month (September) issuing a communique which pledged a renewed campaign of violence. On September 22 gunmen kidnapped the Foreign Ministry's director of Economics, Amilcar Martinez Aguera, with his wife and daughter, whom they later released. They claimed Aguera had communist connections but made no demands for his release. THE ESA has claimed responsibility for two murders and four kidnappings. The Martinez brigade has also kidnapped a number of intellectuals for alleged communist affiliations.