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Explosion Rocks Jewish School in Buenos Aires

Early this morning a bomb went off in one of the buildings of the Sholom Aleichem Jewish School complex, the World Jewish Congress reported here.

According to the Latin American Branch of the WJC, extensive property damage resulted but no one was injured. A preliminary evaluation by authorities indicates that the explosive device used was a powerful one. No persons or organizations have yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Sholom Aleichem complex has the most Jewish students of any school in Buenos Aires. The bomb damaged a school building that houses a kindergarten and resulted in a climate of nervousness and alarm that was evident this morning among parents of children attending Jewish schools. The damage included the building’s side door, windows, an adjacent plate glass siding, as well as nearby parked cars.

In addition to government authorities, representatives of the DAIA, headed by its president David Goldberg, rushed to the site of the bombing. Recently, the WJC noted here, some Jewish schools had received telephone threats. It has not been possible to identify the source of these threats.

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