TERRORISM REVIEW - CHILE: TERRORISM ON THE RISE

Created: 2/11/1988

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Chile

cm ihe Rise

Januaryudden surge In terraritt activity in Chile,avebombings throughout the country. The largest and most activeleftist Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front, claimed responsibility forvehicles and sabotaging Santiago'seelirses. Front leaders,government charges thai Ihey masterminded an attack on an Army ctlniebombingcare the

mall, CaitrotlcMovement of the Revolutionaryto Ihc bombing deathenior police officer.

activity is likely to intensify in ihe coming monihs as both lefivving and rightwing citrcmisl* try to influence ihe outcome of ihe single-candidate plebiscite bier this year lo determine whether President Pinochet remains in power. Leftist terrorists hopeemonstrate thai only violence can oust Pinochet: righioingacting anonymously or attempting to implicate theai boosting theopularity with sev-urity^onsciou* Chileans b> convincing ihem lhai he is ihc only alternative to ehac

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