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Suspected Rebels Attack Colombian Town

Rebels shot into a crowd at a small-town religious procession on Good Friday, killing at least one soldier and two civilians, including a 14-year-old boy, the mayor said. It was the second horrific attack in as many days. On Thursday, a 10-year-old boy died after he apparently was tricked into carrying a bomb on his bicycle toward a military checkpoint in eastern Colombia. Authorities blamed both attacks on the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, which has been waging a near four-decade-long fight against the Colombian government. In the town of Dolores, residents were celebrating in the town’s main plaza when about 15 assailants in civilian clothes started shooting into the crowd, Mayor Mercedes Ibarra said. Police officers and soldiers chased after the attackers as they fled. Arriving at the town’s outskirts the government forces encountered scores of guerrillas dressed in camouflage, Ibarra said. Full Story

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