Chile rebel threatens new assassination try
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- The attempt to assassinate Chilean President Augusto Pinochet failed because of faulty rockets, but rebels will try again to kill him, a Chilean guerrilla leader said in Stockholm.
Roberto Torres, a spokesman for the Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front, said Monday that "some of the rockets fired against his [Pinochet's] car did not explode" in the Sept. 7 attack.
The Patriotic Front claimed responsibility for the ambush of Pinochet's motorcade in a canyon while the president was returning to Santiago from his summer residence.
Torres, wearing a false beard and protected by bodyguards, said, "The
people will stage new actions against Pinochet like the one on Sept. 7."