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November 19, 1987
Peruvian guerrillas hurled dynamite at the U.S. Embassy and four rebels were shot to death by guards in an attack on a Nissan auto plant as a wave of violence swept Lima during a 45-minute blackout. Radio reports said there were at least 16 explosions in the capital during the blackout of Lima and the central coast.
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February 6, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Allied warplanes, flying a mission a minute, bombed deeply into Iraq on Tuesday, taking special aim at the Republican Guard and at President Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, 90 miles north of Baghdad. For a second day, the U.S. battleship Missouri slammed the Iraqis with shells from its 16-inch guns. Six rounds silenced a long-range artillery battery as it fired on allied troops. Another 28 rounds wiped out an Iraqi radar site.
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January 26, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
A car bomb exploded Friday in the parking lot of Lima's international airport, killing one person and seriously injuring at least five, an Interior Ministry spokesman said. In a second attack 30 minutes later, leftist guerrillas fired a bazooka at the U.S. Embassy and fought a gun battle with security personnel there, the ministry said. One shell exploded on the embassy roof, causing minor damage, the ministry said.
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February 2, 1991 | From Reuters
A bomb exploded early Friday outside the Turkish Embassy in Lebanon, causing damage but no injuries, security sources said. They said the nighttime blast shattered windows in the building and set ablaze two cars parked opposite the embassy, located in the Baabda area in the hills above East Beirut. The explosion brought to 13 the number of attacks in Lebanon on embassies, banks or establishments of countries associated with the U.S.-led coalition at war with Iraq.
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April 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has reduced its operations in Peru's cocaine-producing jungle for security reasons, U.S. officials said Friday. The cutback began two months ago after the security chief of the U.S. Embassy received a minor leg wound in January by gunmen firing at a U.S. helicopter from the ground, said embassy spokesman Charles Loveridge. The violence occurred in the Upper Huallaga Valley near Tingo Maria, 240 miles northeast of Lima. Officials say more than 60% of the world's coca, the raw material of cocaine, is grown in the region.
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February 6, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Allied warplanes, flying a mission a minute, bombed deeply into Iraq on Tuesday, taking special aim at the Republican Guard and at President Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, 90 miles north of Baghdad. For a second day, the U.S. battleship Missouri slammed the Iraqis with shells from its 16-inch guns. Six rounds silenced a long-range artillery battery as it fired on allied troops. Another 28 rounds wiped out an Iraqi radar site.
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February 2, 1991 | From Reuters
A bomb exploded early Friday outside the Turkish Embassy in Lebanon, causing damage but no injuries, security sources said. They said the nighttime blast shattered windows in the building and set ablaze two cars parked opposite the embassy, located in the Baabda area in the hills above East Beirut. The explosion brought to 13 the number of attacks in Lebanon on embassies, banks or establishments of countries associated with the U.S.-led coalition at war with Iraq.
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January 26, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
A car bomb exploded Friday in the parking lot of Lima's international airport, killing one person and seriously injuring at least five, an Interior Ministry spokesman said. In a second attack 30 minutes later, leftist guerrillas fired a bazooka at the U.S. Embassy and fought a gun battle with security personnel there, the ministry said. One shell exploded on the embassy roof, causing minor damage, the ministry said.
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April 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has reduced its operations in Peru's cocaine-producing jungle for security reasons, U.S. officials said Friday. The cutback began two months ago after the security chief of the U.S. Embassy received a minor leg wound in January by gunmen firing at a U.S. helicopter from the ground, said embassy spokesman Charles Loveridge. The violence occurred in the Upper Huallaga Valley near Tingo Maria, 240 miles northeast of Lima. Officials say more than 60% of the world's coca, the raw material of cocaine, is grown in the region.
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June 10, 1988
Leftist Peruvian guerrillas fired at least two mortar rounds at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Lima, damaging the roof with one blast but causing no injuries, officials said. Ambassador Alexander Watson, his wife and infant daughter were in the two-story colonial residence, an embassy spokesman said. The assailants, believed to be members of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, escaped, leaving behind leaflets commemorating the death of a pro-Cuba guerrilla leader in 1965.
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