CNN Evening News for Thursday, Dec 26, 1996
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(Studio: Ralph Begleiter) Report introduced.
(Lima: Lucia Newman) The hostage crisis at the Japanese diplomatic compound in Lima, Peru, updated; scenes shown of the released ambassador from Guatemala; details given of an explosion there. [Red Cross spokesman Steven ANDERSON - says an animal probably detonated the explosives.] [Archbishop of Avacucho Monsignor Juan Luis CIPRIANI, two PERUVIANS - (thru translator) comment on the situation.] Suggestion from Russian President Boris Yeltsin that the Group of Seven put together a commando operation to try to end the standoff mentioned.
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