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Bogota car bomb blamed on rebels

Residents of Bogota gathered yesterday to protest against growing violence after a car bomb killed 32 people in an exclusive club and marked an apparent return to the dark days of urban terrorism that many thought had passed. Protesters planned to march to the gutted El Nogal club and pray for those killed in the blast, which left 162 injured. The bomb gutted the city centre club on Friday night when it was full of weekend revellers, businessmen in meetings, and even children preparing for a ballet. Six children were among the dead. The government blamed leftwing rebels for what was the first attack on such a scale in Bogota for more than 10 years. A civil war, now in its fourth decade, has been fought mostly in rural areas. Full Story

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