from liberaciontotal, translated by war on society:
Clarification in regards to the attack that happened this morning at the Santander Bank at Vicuña Mackena and Victoria.
First, as clarification, although various communication media said that it was a fake explosive device, a simple fire extinguisher with a kind of wiring, just like they said that it was a sound bomb that did not explode; in the face of this we make our declaration, in order to clarify the issue and not lower the profile of the attack as the police and the bourgeois press try to do; and also to share our self-criticism with respect to the action.
We went to the site at around 2:30 am, with the device made of a fire extinguisher with a capacity of 10kg which contained inside 5kg of black powder and an attached timing system for its subsequent activation, which was held in a bag apt for its proportions. The device was timed for 20 minutes; and it is there where we find the error (we suppose), more specifically in the component charged with ignition, that is the lightbulb or the power source, which either failed or were not sufficiently apt for the magnitude of the explosive itself, it’s for this reason that it ultimately didn’t explode, being detected around 4am by the police, who developed an extensive operation to evacuate the site and proceed to investigate it.
The meaning behind this attack, in addition to attacking an entity of capital, is to avenge in the same place of his fall our comrade Luciano Pitronello, Tortuga, bearing in mind that this week the trial that intends to encarcerate our comrades is set to begin, a simple call to not forget that there are comrades who are in the clutches of the enemy taking the consequences of having declared war on this society.
Likewise, with the same air that fills our lungs, and that fills them as much with love as with hatred, from the third world we received with affection the words of war from the comrades of the CCF, who we salute with our action.
PS: Tortuga, we hope these words of sedition reach your ears, brother, since the main protagonist of this action was you, and with that we salute you and we recall that an anarchist of action is never alone, since the struggle bonds us. Also we ask your pardon since this propaganda by the deed was to be on the date of your birthday, which could not be by the same pulse of insurrectional practice in ourselves, but the vengeance does not end here…