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Bomb Kills One in Northeastern Colombia

A truck bomb exploded next to a refreshment stand outside a northeastern city Tuesday, killing one person and injuring six others, police said. The truck carrying a 660-pound bomb was parked next to the refreshment stand on a rural road outside Arauca, the director of the state secret police said. It was not immediately clear who left the bomb, but authorities in Arauca said they believe the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC and the National Liberation Army were preparing attacks in the region. Arauca is in the middle of one of Colombia’s hottest war zones. Leftist rebels and right-wing paramilitary groups are fighting for control of the state’s oil rich plains and U.S. special forces are training Colombian troops in the region in counter-guerrilla tactics. Earlier Tuesday, suspected rebels attacked three city buses in the capital of Bogota with gasoline bombs, incinerating one, but no one was hurt. Two women were arrested, and authorities blamed FARC for the attacks. Full Story

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