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Bike Bomb Kills Colombian Boy

A 10-year-old Colombian boy has died after rebels apparently tricked him into riding a bicycle loaded with explosives to a military checkpoint. Police say the frame of the bicycle had been filled with explosives which could have been detonated by remote control. The blast on Thursday in the town of Fortul in Arauca state also injured three civilians. The authorities blamed the attack on rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) who have been fighting a series of elected governments for almost four decades. The group has been known to use bicycle bombs in the past, but in general have left them parked before they exploded. The rebels have also used dogs and mules to carry bombs and they have forced hostages to drive cars loaded with explosives towards military installations. But the BBC’s Jeremy McDermott in Medellin says this is the first time a child has been used as an unwitting bomber. Full Story

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