Three suspects held in Chile subway bombing
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Three suspects held in Chile subway bombing

Three members of an anarchist cell suspected in Chile’s worst bomb attack in decades have gone before a judge, who says they should remain in jail or under house arrest.

Prosecutors on Tuesday presented evidence including traces of gunpowder and DNA tests linking the suspects to the blast.

A judge in the Chilean capital ordered 22-year-old Juan Flores and 25-year-old Nataly Casanova held in jail. Twenty-five-year-old Guillermo Duran will be under nighttime house arrest.

The September 8 subway bombing was the first of some 200 Chilean bombings over the past decade known to have caused serious injury to bystanders.

The three also are suspected of involvement in planting three other bombs, including one at another subway station in Santiago in July that caused material damage and minor injuries.

Associated Press