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FARC Rebels Suspected in Attack on Electrical Towers

Colombian rebels dynamited three electrical towers Saturday, authorities said, the latest in a series of attacks against the country’s infrastructure that have left one coastal city without lights. Fighters from the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, bombed two pylons in southern Huila state and a third in neighboring Valle Del Cauca state early Saturday, Juan Manuel Sanchez, a regional police commander, told reporters. The attacks caused temporary power outages throughout the region. In the past three days, suspected rebels have downed 18 electrical towers throughout the country, according to a report in Saturday’s editions of El Tiempo newspaper. Rebels are also suspected of blowing up a reservoir serving Cali, the country’s third-largest city, this week, killing three security guards. Full Story

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