Trial in Chile for 6 accused of setting off bombs

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Posted: Nov 28, 2011 8:20 PM
Trial in Chile for 6 accused of setting off bombs

A trial has begun in Chile for six people accused of setting off small bombs outside various buildings.

If convicted, the six could face sentences of 10 to 15 years in prison.

Chilean authorities allege the group was made up of anarchists who set off explosives outside banks and other buildings between 2006 and 2010. The only person who died was a young man whose bomb exploded in his backpack.

The six were initially part of a group of 14 prosecuted under an anti-terrorism law. An appeals court dismissed the terrorism counts, but other charges remain.

Four of the defendants are charged with placing the bombs, and two are accused of financing the attacks.

The trial began Monday and is expected to last several months.