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ARGENTINE RULERS TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO TRACKING DOWN EMBASSY BOMBERS

With the dead and injured mostly accounted for, the government has turned its attention to tracking down the terrorists who demolished Israel's Embassy with a car bomb.

Government officials appeared to believe the claim of responsibility for Tuesday's blast by the pro-Iranian, Shiite Muslim group Islamic Jihad in Lebanon. The group said it was avenging the assassination of a Shiite leader.But Interior Minister Jose Luis Manzano said Wednesday, "For them to be able to do that in Argentina, they have to have had partners or local accomplices." Israel vowed to punish those behind the bombing.

Immigration officials reviewed files on people who entered or left the country during the past two months, the government news agency Telam reported.

At least 11 Israelis and 10 Argentines were killed in Tuesday's blast and perhaps half a dozen more lay crushed below tons of concrete, steel, wood, brick and glass, according to rescuers, Jewish spokesmen and investigators.

Two of the dead that police were able to identify were Israelis: Zehava Zehavi, wife of the embassy's first secretary; and Eli Carmon, wife of the consul.

The dead also included Beatriz Berenstein, an Argentine who worked at the embassy; a doctor, Andres Elouso, who was walking by when the bomb exploded, and the Rev. Juan Carlos Brumana, the pastor of the Roman Catholic Church across the street.

The unofficial wounded tally is 240, court attorney Alfredo Bisordi said.