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26 Jul 2019 | 11:47 AM UTC

Chile: Explosion at police station ruled a terrorist attack July 25 /update 1

Chile News Alert

Authorities rule explosion incident as terrorist attack; increased police activity expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/27/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Huechuraba (Santiago province)

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On Thursday, July 25, Chilean authorities have ruled the earlier explosion, which took place near Santiago, as a terrorist attack. The attack, wounded eight police personnel in Huechuraba (Santiago province). Officials indicate an unidentified assailant placed the improvised explosive device inside the 54th police station on Av. Recoleta on Thursday afternoon (local time). No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Increased police activity should be expected throughout Santiago over the coming hours and days while the incident is investigated.


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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