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25 Jul 2019 | 08:48 PM UTC

Chile: Explosion leaves at least five police wounded in Huechuraba July 25

Chile News Alert

Suspected improvised explosive device (IED) detonation leaves five police personnel wounded in Huechuraba (Santiago province) July 25; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions expected in the incident area over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/26/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Huechuraba (Santiago province)

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Event

A suspected improvised explosive device (IED) detonation wounded at least five police personnel in Huechuraba (Santiago province) on Thursday, July 25. Officials indicate an unidentified assailant placed the IED inside the 54th police station on Av. Recoleta on Thursday afternoon (local time). Security forces have cordoned off the area as an investigation into the incident continues.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours. 

Advice

Individuals in Huechuraba 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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