Explosion kills 4 in west Colombia

Posted on May 16 2014 - 10:33pm by Today News
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An explosion in western Colombia has claimed the lives of four people, Colombia’s national media reported Friday.

Colombia’s El Espectador newspaper reported the army’s task force Zeus said the explosion destroyed a home in the rural Planadas municipality of Tolima state.

Radio Santa Fe said two men, a woman, and one minor were killed.

The same source said the blast was carried out by members of the FARC’s 21 Front. The same front have also been blamed for an attack on Tolima’s electricity infrastructure earlier this month.

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“After they complete the labor of lifting [cleaning] and technical testing, this command will report the findings,” said the Army in a report from Colombia’s El Universal newspaper.

This has been the second major attack allegedly carried out by Colombia’s oldest and largest rebel group this week.

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On Wednesday, two teenagers were reportedly paid by the FARC to carry bombs to Chilvi police station, near to the violence-wracked Pacific port town of Tumaco.

The bombs detonated before they arrived at the station, both children were killed and several police officers were injured.



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