REPORT THAT AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE FOUND AND DISARMED NEAR PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AS

Created: 1/25/1971

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AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE HAS FOUND AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE SUMNERPALACE IN VINA Da BAR THEG OF ANUARY. RESS GENERALLY CONCEDED THAT THE DEVICE, WHICH WAS DISARMED BEFORE IT EXPLODED, WAS DESIGNED TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT SALVADOR

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TWO SEPARATE EXPLOSIVE DEVICES WERE DISCOVER ED IN VINA Oil ANUARY! ONE AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE* ECOND ONE WHICH WASLATFORM WHERE ALLENDEPEECH THE AFTERNOON OF ANUARY.

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COMMENT: HILEAN

SECURITY OFFICIALS BELIEVE THAT THE DEVICE HAD TO BE FABRICATED OUTSIOE CHILE, BUT THEY DO NOT NECESSARILY BELIEVE AT THE PRESENT TIME THAT THE UNITED STATES WAS INVOLVED IN THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT.

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COMMENT! THERE HAS BEEN SOME SUSPICION THAT THE PLOT

AGAINST ALLENDETAGED AFFAIR WHICH WAS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE

THE GOVERNMENT VTIH AN EXCUSE TO REPRESS RIGHTIST AND OTHER OPPOSITION FORCES IN CHILE.)

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