Six people were injured Thursday (19 October) in powerful bomb blasts directed at two leftwing notables in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
GV People & police outside bombed office building (2 shots)
SV PAN Windows TO people looking at damage
SV Men clearing broken glass
SV Armed police on guard as crowd look on
GV Police arrive
SV & CU INT. Damaged office (6 shots)
GV EXT. Debris in street outside Arregui's home (6 shots)
SV Police near house PAN TO Arregui talking to press (3 shots)
GV Police guarding street
Initials SGM/1720 SGM/1734
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Background: Six people were injured Thursday (19 October) in powerful bomb blasts directed at two leftwing notables in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Police fear that the blasts were in reprisal for a wave of explosions during Peronist meetings on October 17 commemorating the anniversary of Juan Peron's release from jail in 1945.
The blast ripped through the home of Peronist writer Juan Jose and the office of Miguel Radrizzani Goni, a lawyer defending a group of "guerrillas". The writer's wife was the most seriously injured and was reported in grave condition.
SYNOPSIS: One of the blasts was directed against the offices of a lawyer who has defended anti-government guerrillas. Police fear that these blasts are reprisals for a wave of bombings two days before during Peronist meetings marking the anniversary of Juan Peron's release from jail after mass demonstrations in 1945.
The blast at the office of lawyer Miguel Radrizzani Goni injured an electrician in the building and a woman there on business, and damaged twelve other offices.
Mr. Arregui a Marxist-Peronist talked to newsmen following the explosion...These blasts mark a further escalation of the conflict between pro-government and pro-Peronist elements in Argentina.