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Colombia seizes rebel explosives

Colombian Government forces have seized five tonnes of explosives belonging to the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. The cache was uncovered in a region where the guerrillas have been destroying the infrastructure. The rebels have caused widespread disruption attacking power lines But in a setback for the government, the United Nation’s representative to Colombia said that anti-terrorist legislation which is making its way through Congress should not be passed as it violates basic human rights. The discovery of five tonnes of high explosives in a rubbish dump in the southern province of Narino marks the largest seizure ever in Colombia. The authorities are hoping that the capture of this FARC explosives store will bring an end to the wave of infrastructure bombings the guerrillas have conducted in the south-western part of the country. More than 25 electricity pylons and many communications towers have been blown up during May, leaving parts of the region without power or phone lines. Full Story

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