July 14, 1989 |
Seven U.S. military policemen were injured, four of them seriously, in a bomb blast early Thursday morning outside a discotheque in the northern Honduran city of La Ceiba, Pentagon officials said. The identity of the assailants and the motive for the attack are unknown, officials said, but Honduran and American military authorities are investigating. The FBI is considering asking for authority to enter the case, according to Justice Department sources.
February 19, 1989
Three Americans were wounded, one seriously, when unidentified assailants hurled a bomb at a bus carrying 28 U.S. soldiers north of the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, the U.S. Embassy said. Two Honduran passers-by were also injured, police said. An embassy spokeswoman said the Americans were returning to the military base at Palmerola after a brief training exercise in Comayagua, about 40 miles northwest of the capital, at the time of the attack.
July 18, 1988 |
Attackers hurled hand grenades and opened fire on a group of American soldiers leaving a discotheque early Sunday in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, wounding four of them, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said. In a telephone interview, embassy spokesman Charles Barkley said the attack occurred shortly before 1 a.m. local time. He said the soldiers were on leave, dressed in civilian clothes and carried no weapons. He declined to give their identities until next of kin are notified.
August 27, 1987
Honduran authorities said they had arrested four people in a restaurant bombing that wounded five U.S. servicemen, and they said the attack was part of a destabilization campaign by foreign "leftist organizations." Several other suspects were being sought in the Aug. 8 pipe bomb explosion in the town of Comayagua, near the Palmerola air base where 1,200 U.S. soldiers are stationed, the armed forces press office said in a statement. The bomb was placed in a restaurant popular with U.S.
February 7, 1987 |
Union leader Leonor Meza was barely awake in her suburban Miraflores neighborhood the morning a high-powered bomb exploded in the back of her red pickup truck. The Jan. 14 explosion, which tore the truck to bits and damaged a neighbor's house, was the most recent incident in a wave of bombings and bomb scares that began last August when radio commentator Rodrigo Wong Arevalo's car and part of his house were destroyed with plastic explosive.