SANTIAGO: A bomb exploded near a church in the Chilean capital Saturday, the latest in series of blasts sparking panic in the Latin American nation, though officials said no one was injured.
The explosion rocked the upscale Las Condes neighborhood of Santiago at 8:50 am (1150 GMT) close to a church.
Police said there were few people present and no injuries or deaths were reported, though they were investigating who may have planted the bomb.
“This incident should be investigated and punished. Nothing justifies such a violent act,” prosecutor Raul Guzman said.