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Bomb Damages U.S. Envoy’s Peru Home

Associated Press

A car bomb exploded before dawn today outside the residence of U.S. Ambassador David Jordan, blasting a hole in the compound’s outer concrete wall and breaking windows. No one was injured.

A police sergeant at the scene said the bombing occurred minutes after a four-hour curfew ended at 5 a.m. He said police around the residence saw two men running away after the explosion outside the rear of the compound.

He said the officers opened fire with submachine guns but the pair escaped into the predawn darkness.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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“It woke up the ambassador, his family and the staff,” an embassy official said. “He’s a heavy sleeper but not that heavy.”

Police did not immediately blame either of the two leftist guerrilla groups held responsible for previous bombing and machine-gun attacks on the U.S. Embassy, U.S. Consulate and ambassador’s residence.


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