Ultra-leftist guerrillas bombed banks, factories and public buildings in a 24-hour general strike called to dissuade citizens from voting in April 8 presidential elections.

Fifteen people were wounded in attacks, staged Tuesday night and early Wednesday in Lima and the neighboring port city of Callao by the Maoist Shining Path rebel organization, police said.A group of suspected rebels threw explosives into a branch of the governing Aprista Party early Wednesday in the working class district of Villa el Salvador, south of Lima, wounding four people and gutting the building, police said.

Dynamite bombs damaged five banks, and car bombs created panic, injuries and damage when they exploded near a plastics factory and on public streets.