Buenos Aires Jews mark embassy bombing
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The Jewish community of Buenos Aires commemorated the 21st anniversary of a deadly attack on the city’s Israeli embassy.
Nearly 1,500 people participated in the March 17 demonstration organized by the embassy to mark the attack, which Argentina and Israel blame on Iran.
On March 17, 1992, a suicide bomber drove a truck loaded with explosives into the front of the embassy, killing 29 and injuring 242.
This week’s rally also protested the memorandum of understanding signed recently between Argentina and Iran on a joint investigation of the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. Over Jewish community protests, Argentina’s congress last month approved the agreement.
That attack, which killed 85 and injured hundreds, is also believed to have been carried out under orders from Tehran. Six Iranians are wanted by Interpol in connection with the bombing, including Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi. — jta
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