Honduran Supreme Court, TV station hit by blasts

Thursday, November 26, 2009

TEGUCIGALPA - Honduras’ Supreme Court’s building and Channel 10 television station’s office in Tegucigalpa were hit by blasts, but no one was injured, police said.

A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the court’s building, police spokesman Orlin Cerrato told reporters.

The grenade caused “minor damage” to the structure, while the explosion at the television station shattered some windows on the second floor of the building, Cerrato said Wednesday.

Investigators are trying to determine the type of device used in the attack on the television station, where a publishing house, Hablemos Claro, also has its offices, the spokesman added.

The two media companies are run by journalist Rodrigo Wong Arevalo.

Police have been monitoring several groups that want to scare people and stop them from voting in Sunday’s elections, Cerrato said, without identifying the groups.

“These acts will not undermine the will of the people to go to the polls,” the spokesman told HRN radio.

Several other bombings have occurred during the recent the past in Honduras, but no one has been killed and property damaged.

Police have not made any arrest in connection with these bombings.

The ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has been living at the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa since Sep 21, after slipping back into Honduras with the goal of regaining his presidency.


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