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Colombia Bomb Targeting Former Minister Kills Two

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Colombia Bomb Targeting Former Minister Kills Two

In a rare attack in Colombia’s capital, a bomb targeting a former interior minister tore through his car near the city’s financial district on Tuesday, killing the driver and a police escort.

The Andean country has battled left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitary groups and drug lords for decades, but a campaign against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the demobilization of paramilitaries fighting them has reduced violence in recent years.

President Juan Manuel Santos condemned the car bombing, which he said had targeted former Interior Minister Fernando Londono, who was in a Bogota hospital being treated for his wounds but out of danger, according to local media.

[REUTERS]

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