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Grenades Hit Two Bars in Bogota

The attack in an upscale part of the Colombian capital kills one person and injures 71. A late-night grenade attack on two bars in the Colombian capital’s wealthy Zona Rosa district killed one woman and injured 71 people, including three Americans, authorities said Sunday. Officials blamed the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, the nation’s largest rebel group, for the Saturday night blasts at the outdoor patios of the crowded Bogota Beer Company and its neighbor Palos de Moguer, which are frequented by foreigners. One suspect was apprehended, but authorities believe another man involved in the attack is still at large. The explosions, one of which ignited a heat lamp warming the patio of the Bogota Beer Company, overturned tables and chairs, shattered glass in every direction and left sidewalks stained with blood. Arturo Vasquez, 28, who was selling hand-crafted jewelry outside the Beer Company at the time of the blast, said he was thrown to the ground. Full Story

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