Argentina ups reward for tips on bombings
December 3, 1996
Web posted at: 9:30 p.m. EST (0230 GMT)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (CNN) -- In an effort to solve two
bombings in the Jewish community in 1992 and 1994, Argentina
raised its reward Tuesday for information on the crimes to
Interior Minister Carlos Corach announced the 50 percent
increase in the Protection Fund Against International
Terrorism, and said the money would be paid to whomever
helped solve the crimes.
A bombing at the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires
in 1994 killed 86 people, injured hundreds more and reduced
the building to rubble. Two years earlier, a bomb blast at
the Israeli Embassy killed 29 people.
No arrests have been made in the 1992 bombing; in the later
bombing, no people directly involved in the bombing have been
found. Jews in Argentina, Israel and the United States have
criticized Argentinian police for their slow progress.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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