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Chile / Military Coup #472523

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 12, 1973
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(Studio) Chile's former president Salvador Allende buried after violent military coup. Spking for military junta, commander Pinochet says Chile and military to exterminate Marxism from country Army troops battle snipers still. Casualty estimates range to 1000. Junta resisters to be shot on sight.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Mendoza, Argentina) Chilean armed forces clean out buildings allegedly holding antimil. residents. CIA and United States brought up time and time again re: coup. Trusted source confides possible plot to kill Allende had backing in foreign cntrys.; 1 American may be involved.
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst

(Studio) State Department reports coup involved only Chile; no United States involvement.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Streithorst, Tom

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