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Easter Carnage in Colombia

Suspected guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the FARC, have attacked a religious procession in a central province, killing three people and wounding two others. It appears to be the Colombian rebels’ response to the government’s promise to protect citizens over Holy Week. The people of Dolores in Tolima province were marching through the town in a religious procession marking the stations of the cross when shots were fired and pandemonium ensued. Suspected FARC rebels opened fire on members of the security forces who were accompanying the procession. But of the three people killed, one was a 14-year-old boy, and one of the wounded was also a child. The armed forces had told Colombians they would guarantee security over Holy Week, and armed convoys are escorting motorists along strategic highways in this battered Andean nation. Full Story

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