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04 Jan 2019 | 12:56 PM UTC

Chile: Eco-terrorist group claims responsibility for explosion in Santiago Jan. 4 /update 1

Eco-terrorist group claims responsibility for explosion in Santiago January 4 that left five wounded; intersection of Avenida Vicuña Mackenna and Avenida Francisco Bilbao closed to traffic

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Event

Eco-terrorist group Individualistas Tendientes a lo Salvaje (ITS) claimed responsibility for an explosion that wounded at least five people at a bus stop at the intersection of Avenida Vicuña Mackenna and Avenida Francisco Bilbao in Santiago on Friday, January 4. The intersection has been closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. A heightened security presence is to be expected in the affected over the coming hours as authorities continue to investigate the incident. 

Advice

Individuals in Santiago are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities.

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