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Experts: Colombia bombers had help

Experts believe that either Irish or Basque terrorists helped Colombian insurgents blow up a luxurious sports and social club last Friday in an attack that killed 32 people, Colombia’s defense minister said Tuesday. ”This is something more sophisticated than we have seen in the past,” Defense Minister Martha Lucía Ramírez said. Ramírez, who arrived in Washington for a series of high-level consultations, said the urban terrorism battering Colombia underscores that the nation is a significant battleground in the global war on terrorism, and Bogotá needs greater U.S. assistance to fight it. As she spoke, Secretary of State Colin Powell asked Congress to approve $574.6 million to help President Alvaro Uribe with his “campaign against terrorists and the drug trade that fuels terrorist activity.” Full Story

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