In the central American state of Guatemala, 10 people were injured on Tuesday (29 December) when a powerful car bomb exploded outside a bank in the country's capital, Guatemala City.
GV TILT DOWN & CU Guatemala City Industrial Bank tower building with windows shattered by bomb blast. (2 SHOTS)
CU PULL BACK GV Damaged Volkswagen car.
GV Damaged wall with debris.
CU & SVs Cars damaged by explosion. (3 SHOTS)
SV PAN DOWN Hotels with drums placed to prevent cars parking. (2 SHOTS)
GV Traffic passing hotel with drums outside.
SV Hotel PAN TO drums outside.
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Background: In the central American state of Guatemala, 10 people were injured on Tuesday (29 December) when a powerful car bomb exploded outside a bank in the country's capital, Guatemala City. According to police it was the second time in three months the Industrial Bank of Guatemala had been the target of a bomb attack. The incident was the latest in a series of bombings in Guatemala City. Observers say it appears to be the start of a guerrilla campaign against the Guatemala government similar to that carried out 18 months ago by guerrillas in El Salvador. Cars are the favoured means for bombing attacks. As a result, parking has been banned anywhere near government buildings. An estimated 3,500 people were killed in 1981 in violence involving leftist guerrillas who are trying to overthrow the Guatemalan government.