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Car Bomb Kills Six in Colombia Capital

At least six people were killed and 12 injured when a car bomb exploded in a grimy commercial district of Colombia’s capital Bogota on Wednesday, police said. Two police officers were killed after arriving in the San Andresito district of Bogota to investigate a telephone call about a suspicious vehicle. About 110 lbs of explosives packed in an old Jeep detonated just as they arrived on a motorbike at about 8 a.m., also killing four civilians, police said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, the worst car bombing in Bogota since 36 people were killed and 160 wounded at the exclusive Nogal Club in February. White sheets covered the victims’ bodies near the police motor bike turned over on the street, which was covered with broken glass and oranges spilled from a vendor’s cart. The Jeep’s mangled wreckage lay before a five-story center packed with shops selling electronic goods. Its windows had been blown out. Most of the shops had still been closed when the explosion occurred. Full Story

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