Maoist guerrillas bombed and shelled embassies and banks and blacked out much of the country Friday night in their most extensive attack since President Alberto Fujimori took office nine months ago, police said.
The Japanese, Israeli and Colombian embassies were targeted with bombs, dynamite and bazookas, police and local radio stations said. No injuries were immediately reported.The army was patrolling the city in armored vehicles and the navy was patrolling Lima's port of Callao, Radioprogramas and Radio Panamericana reported. The stations said police arrested hundreds of people who were not carrying identification.
Police blamed the violence on the Shining Path guerrillas.