A suspected anarchist in Chile has been seriously injured when a bomb he allegedly carried exploded outside a bank.

Police say 22-year-old Luciano Pitronello Schuffeneger lost his eyesight and may lose both his arms. He's also suffering serious burns and is hospitalized in a drug-induced coma.

Prosecutor Hector Barros is pursuing a terrorism case against 15 anarchists charged in similar bombings.

Witnesses say the man's accomplice fled on a motorcycle after the bomb exploded outside a Banco Santander office early Wednesday.

This is the first injury in Chile's many early-morning bomb attacks. There has been just one one death, that of a man whose backpack exploded.