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Peruvian Police Defuse Bomb

May 10, 1985|From Reuters

LIMA — Peruvian police today defused a powerful bomb planted near the presidential palace by presumed left-wing guerrillas.

Police sources said the cannonball-shaped bomb had been planted on the banks of the river Rimac about two blocks from the presidential palace in central Lima. The bomb would have caused damage in a 50-yard radius but it was not immediately clear whether its fragments would have reached the palace, they said.

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