WASHINGTON (Jan. 13)
There was no immediate confirmation here today of reports that unidentified attackers set off bombs at the Israeli, Argentine and Haitian embassies in Guatemala City last night. The State Department and the Israel Embassy told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that they had no information on the attacks.
According to the reports from Guatemala City, guards at the Israeli Embassy opened fire on the attackers who fled in a car. There were no reports of similar action at the two other embassies. A Guatemala City police source was quoted as saying there were no casualties and only minor damage from the attacks.
It was not determined whether the attackers were leftist or members of ultra-rightwing groups which have been involved in political warfare in Guatemala for the past year.