The Miami Herald
November 5, 1986, page 5

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."