Bombing at BBVA bank in Las Condes, Chile

From Liberación Total:

November 23, 2009

An explosive device went off at 2:58 p.m. on Sunday afternoon in front of a BBVA bank branch located on Avenida Cuarto Centenario, across from the Rotonda Atenas.

The explosive was left at the main entrance of the bank branch, but when it detonated it destroyed windows and cracked a building pillar.

There were no people around at the moment of detonation, so no one was injured.

Pamphlets with an anarchist symbol were found at the scene, reading: “Freedom for the prisoners of the Chilean state. Against the state and capitalism! The fire of rebellion is growing!”

GOPE personnel from the Carabineros came to the scene in order to support the work of firefighters and forces from the 17th Precinct.

“The characteristics of the device are that it is was manufactured at home from a fire extinguisher, and that it exploded as a result of electrical current,” said Major Eduardo Ramos from the Eastern Prefecture, who added that no group has claimed the act thus far.

The bombing is joined by a new bomb warning at the key Baquedano metro station this Monday morning, at the time of the greatest influx of passengers. The alert began after a call to 133 that reported the presence of an explosive device in the area, causing panic and chaos.

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