GUATEMALA SITREP AS OF 9:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME, 8 JULY 1968

Created: 7/8/1968

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A TOTAL OF THREE BOMBS THE NIGHTULY, TWO ON WHICH EXPLODED. UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS THREW AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE INTO THE FRONT YARD OF THE. RESIDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO GUATEMALA. THE EXPLOSION-OF THE DEVICE CAUSED NO PERSONAL INJURY OR- PROPERTY DAMAGE.A'SECOND EXPLOSION OCCURRED INUATEMALA CITY AT. THE SECOND EXPLOSION CAUSED AN0 DA HAGgW^^HTffiUSF^OF

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PRESS REPORTED THAT UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS PLACED TACKS ON

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.ULY, NUfufffliER INFORMATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED REGARDING POSSIBLE FURTHER TERRORIST ACTIONS BY THE PGT. NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED REGARDING PLANS OF THE REBEL ARMED FORCES <FAR) TO CARRY OUT TERRORIST ATTACXSULY,'OTHER THAN THAT REPORTED

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2.'THE GUATEMALAN SECURITY FORCES ASSUMED CONTROLOUTSIDE THE AIRPORT DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS

8 JULY. EFFECTIVE CONTROL OF BOTH THE AIRPORT TERMINAL AREA AMD THE AREA OUTSIDE THE AIRPORT HAS NOV BEEN ACCOMPLISHED. NTRANCE TO THE AIRPORT TERMINAL AREA WILL BE CONTROLLEDCIAL PASSES WHICH WILL BE ISSUED THE MORNINGULY.

ARGE BANNER ON THE BRIDGE OVERIN ZONE GUATEMALA CITY PROTESTING PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S TO GUATEMALA. GUATEMALAN SECURITY FORCES TOOk THE

DOWN IMMEDIATELY AFTER DISCOVERY. POLICE AGENTS HAVE NOV

PLACED NEAR MAJOR, BRIDGES IN GUATEMALA

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