Chile subway explosion injures 8, called an ‘act of terrorism’
An explosive device in a trash bin ripped through a subway station in Santiago, Chile, Monday, injuring eight. CNN reports:
The explosion happened around 2 p.m. at the Escuela Militar station in the upper- class neighborhood of Las Condes, said Mario Rozas, spokesman for the Chilean National Police.
Most of the injured were in a restaurant at the metro station.
The victims suffered “sound trauma, three had cuts, one had an exposed fracture and another one had a traumatic amputation of fingers.” The victims were from 30 to 65 years old.
CNN Chile reported the explosive device was inside a trash bin in an open area at the metro station.
A government spokesman called the bombing “an act of terrorism.”Alvaro Elizalde said that the explosion “has all the characteristics of a terrorist act.”