Suspected terrorists in Chile have bombed two U.S. banks and at least three Mormon churches since fighting began in the Persian Gulf.

The police said no one was hurt in the bombings Friday, and a spokesman described the explosives against the two branches of the Security Pacific Republic National Bank of New York as "mostly noise."Nevertheless, security forces reinforced embassies and consulates of countries involved in the gulf war, and police protected potential U.S.-owned targets, such as Chile's only MacDonald's restaurant in an expensive Santiago suburb.

Fire bombs damaged Mormon churches in a working-class suburb of Santiago and in the towns of Vina del Mar and La Serena. A police spokesman told reporters the far-left in Chile identifies The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with U.S interests.