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Blast in Chile Kills Bomb Disposal Expert

January 28, 1988|United Press International

SANTIAGO, Chile — The head of a police bomb disposal unit was killed and four people were wounded in the explosion of a booby-trapped house believed to be a leftist rebel hide-out, police said Wednesday.

Three explosions in quick succession ripped through the walls of a rented house and blew off part of the roof as the disposal experts opened the door late Tuesday night, police said.

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