Mexican anarchist group claims responsibility for bank bombings

14:57, January 05, 2010      

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A Mexican anarchist group on Monday claimed responsibility for two bank bombings in December.

The group, Conspira 1970 , said on its website that the two bomb attacks in the southern state of Mexico were part of a scheme of nine bombings.

Eight of the attacks were planned in the state of Mexico, targeting a slaughterhouse, a car showroom and foreign-owned banks. The other one was in the central state of San Luis Potosi.

The two simultaneous attacks in December targeted cash machines in Bancomer and Banamex, owned by Spanish banking group BBVA and the U.S. Citigroup respectively.

No casualties were caused in the blasts which only slightly damaged the bank facilities.

The anarchists said they were inspired by Simon Radowitzky, a Ukrainian who led anarchist groups in Argentina and Mexico in the early 20th century.

Mexico City, the country's capital, also suffered a spate of bomb attacks in September, targeting banks and automatic teller machines. Police arrested an engineering student after the incidents.

Source: Xinhua
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