Created: 8/31/1983

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CHILE: Government Olifclal Murdered

The murder yesterday ol the commander of the Santiago Military District probably Is pari of the radical left's plan to use violence to undermine the government's dialogue with the moderate opposition. Movement of the Revolutionary Left terrorists reportedly have claimed credit for the killing.eeting of the military Junta. Navy Commander Merino announced thate.-nmen! would bring the full force ol the law against those Involved, continue its discussions with moderate oppositionnd provide greater security "to those who needf|

Comment: The terrorists are likely to persist In their efforts, but they probably will not manage to provoke In the short term the massive government crackdown they are seeking. The Incident, however, will prompt much tighter security measures for opposition

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