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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Live coverage of the rescue operation by the Peruvian army at the Japanese diplomatic compound in Lima where terrorists have held 72 hostages since mid-December reviewed; scenes shown of hostages being helped out by armed troops and of smoke and fires while what is known about the day's events are outlined. [Secretary of Defense William COHEN - says the United States had no official notice of the action taken by the Peruvian government; comments on the Tupac Amaru terrorist group and the Peruvian government's handling of the crisis.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Local Peruvian report on the identity of the one hostage killed updated; scenes shown from outside the military hospital. [From Tokyo, voice of bureau chief John LEWIS - outlines the long-running opposition of the Japan government to an armed attack on the embassy; sums up the press conference statements from Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto.]
- Shaw, Bernard;
- Woodruff, Judy
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