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Blast Rocks Venezuelan Oil City

A suspected car bomb exploded early Sunday in the western Venezuelan oil city of Maracaibo, destroying three cars and damaging buildings including a local office of the U.S. oil company Chevron Texaco, police said. No one was injured in the blast, which shattered windows and hurled debris over a wide area, badly scarring the fronts of several private houses in the Richmond estate of Maracaibo’s San Francisco district. “Everything points to it being a car bomb,” San Francisco police inspector Francis Gonzalez told Reuters. The explosion in Venezuela’s second city was the third in less than a week following bomb attacks early Tuesday against Spanish and Colombian diplomatic buildings in Caracas, in which five people were injured. Police are still investigating these attacks. Full Story

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