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Colombian police raid hit by explosion

At least 16 people have been killed in an explosion apparently triggered as police tried to stop an alleged presidential assassination plot. The dead included a six-year-old girl, and up to 30 other people were said to have been injured in the blast in the Colombian city of Neiva. The authorities suggested left-wing rebels had detonated either a bomb or a cache of mortars, as police raided a house in the Villa Magdalena area after a tip-off. They said the police raid was ordered to foil a plot by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to bring down the plane of President Alvaro Uribe on Saturday. Full Story

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