(BLANK) INFORMATION ON BOMBING OF FENASTRAS HEADQUARTERS - (TRUTH COMMISSION I)

Created: 11/8/1989

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NATIONAL POLICC INVESTIGATIONHE BOMBTHATON THE CEAENT

LOCATED BETWEEN THE HA IN ENTRANCE DRIVEWAY. AND THE OUTERWALL OF THC HEADQUARTERS BUILDING. THE BOH3SQUAO

ISTIHATCO THC CRATES CAUSED BY THE EXPLOSION TO BE 80

CENT!METERS IM DIAHETER ANO JO CENTIMETERS DEEP. THE BLAST EXPANSION WAVE CAUSCD INTCRIOR DAMAGE TO THE TWO-STORY BUILDING ANO TO THC BUILDING'S ROOF. tt.

k. THC BLAST HURLED's FROM THC OUTER MASONRY WALLFROM THE BUILDING AND INTO THE STREET. THE STEEL SL13IHQ DRIVEWAY CATENAS ALSO HURLED APPROXIMATELY SIX METERS ACROSS 'HE STREET. OOlTION. THE BLASTICK-UPWHICH HAD BEEN PARKED IN FRONT OF FEHASTRASMETERS ACROSS THE STREET. THE BLAST ALSO CAUSED DAWAGE TOM EITHER SIDE OF THE FENASTflAS HEADQUARTERS. BASED ON THC EXTENSIVE PROPERTY DAMAGES ANO THE SIZC OF THC CRATER. THE BOKS SQUAD

TECHNICIANS DEDUCED THAT THE EXPLOSION WAS CAUSEDOMB

COHPDSEO OF APPROXIMATELYOUNDS OF HIGH EXPLOSIVES, PROBABLY TNT.

5. B SQUAO ALSOTREET VENDOR. VICTOR MAHUCLHO CLAIMCO TO HAVC SEEM TWOPPROACH THE STCCL CATC TO THE FEKASTRAS ORIVEWAY PR OR TO THE. EXPLOSION. ACCORDING TO RAMIREZ. THC GATE WAS PARTIALLYRST HALE HEMAINCD OUTSIDC OF THC ORIVEWAY AAD THC SECOND MALC, WHO WASLOTH BAG, BENT DOWNEPOSITEO THC BAG INSIDE THC CATC ON THC ORIVCWAY. RAMIREZ CLAIMED THAT SOON THEREAFTER HEHALL PUFF OF SMGKC WHERE THE SCCCND MALE. WAS STANDING. ACCORDING TO RAMIRCZ, THC MCN THCN FLCD THC AREA.

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Ht CLAIMED THAI ONEHE MEN" SET '0 CO OFF . tW COMMl NTTECHMICIAHS HAVE

ATTEWUO TO GATHERH FROM RAMBUT TMlY MAVC "OT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE Kin. ACCCRQING TO THE NAT ONAL POLICE, OTHER PEOPLE AT THI SCINl Ot THl BLAST HAVE ALSO HEAAO THIS -STORY ABOUT THE TVO HEN.)

S. ESULT OF THE BOMBING. NINE PEOPLE WERE KILLIOSO WOUNDED. THOSE KILLED WERi JOSE DANIEL THE FEHASTRAS SECRETARY OFN AHOA VORAERS UNION (SETA) MEMBERiJtOSAA RAVI A) I OEENASTRAS MEMBER*EHASTRAS MEK8ER.EHASTRAS MEMBERl FEBE ELIZABETH(ENASTRAS SEtRETAR. OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS andAMAPTLICAROONAYIAA-OLO; CARMENRAMOS. AN UHTS memberI AND JUAN HAHUIL AN UHTS

I. IN CARLYHI SALVADORAH NATIONAL GUARD (GN) RECEIVED UNCONFIRMED HUMAN SOURCE INFORMATION THAT THI IMMEDIATE REACTION BATTALION (BIRD "BILLOSO" MAOrUN INFILTRATORS WITHIN ITS RANIS. THE SOURCt.VAS LMABLI TO PROVIOt ANT ADDITIONALM SUSIQUINTLY PASSI0 TNIS INFORMATION TO BIRI BEllOSO.

3. ON Ift OCTOBERHILI ON OPERATIONS IN CHALATINANGO APARTMENT.IRI BELLOSO SOLDIER. SAUL ERNESTOERRU'IND. MAS REPORTED MISSING BT HIS UNIT. HE WAS CAPTURID TWO "OURS LATERNOTHER IIRI IILICSO UNIT. AFTER FIRST CLAIMING HE HADN LOST. ARIASITTI0 THAT HE HAD Itl* TRYING TO DESERT.

A. BECAUSE Of THE GN REPORT. THE BIRI BILLOSO COMMANDIR OECIOEO TO SEND ARIAS TO THI GN FORATION/INTERROGATION. ObRiNC QUESTIONING BY THE CM. ARIAS MAINTAINED THAT HI HAO BEENC TO OESERT BECAUSE HI HAO BUN HIY HISINTILIICIIICIOLYGRAPH FCR ARIAS Rf POSSIBLE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE INS.RGENTS. ARIAS FAILED THIS POLTGRAPH.

THE POLYGRAPHIA WHO AOMINISTIRED TNI TESTROM TO WRITE UP THE REPORT, THE OTHER POLTCRAPHERROC* AND INTROCLKTEO Ml ASELFEMBERHUMANANO AOVISEO ARIA* TO TILL NIH TNI TRUTH. ARIASTHAT ME-JTJTRtP'-THl NATIONAL fCOERATION Of SALVAOCAAN

IRADE UNIONS ANUART9 ANO LATER BECAME AFFILIATED WlTH"THE PRTC. HI SAIO THAT IN APRIL IBM TWO INSURGENTS

("CARLOS" AND "WALTER") CAVE HIM TNI MISSION OF INFILTRATING THE BIRIOR WHICH THIY WSULO PAYOO COLONES A

MONTH.

THIS ADMISSION, ARIAS WAS SENT BACA TO THE HE THEN CONFESSED TNI fOLLOWIMGl

0 HOURS SI OCTOBER 1MB IN THI COMPANY Of OTHER-PRTC "EWRS fROM THI UNIVERSITY Of EL SALVADOR.ANA,*

NDI WINT TO FEHASTRAS HQS WHERE CARLOS ANO ROSA ENTIRED ANOOMB IN-.THl HQS VMILfcMT TMl REMAINDER OF THI GROUP PROVIDED "SECURITY" OUTSIDE. CARLOS^LACK 3RI IF CASE OR SMALL SUITCASE. IN WHICHAS CONCEALED. IMMEOIATILY AFTER PLACING THI BOMB, THEY WENTH[ UNIVERSITY. ARIAS STATIS HI OOES NOT (NOW FCR WHAT REASONS THEAS PlACIO AT fERASTHAS. NOR WHO ORDCRID IT.

J. THI GN SUBSIQUINTLVICONO POLYGRAPH' CIPTION INDICATED RE QUESTIONS CONCIRUING TH( VERACITY-*-

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