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Bomb Kills at Least 6 in Port City in Colombia

“A car bomb exploded in the Colombian port city of Buenaventura on Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding more than 30 in an attack the military said it suspected was carried out by FARC guerrillas.

The explosion destroyed part of the local office of the attorney general in Buenaventura, which is the country’s largest port. The city handles half of Colombia’s coffee exports, but it is also a major drug trafficking route to the Pacific Coast of the United States.

Local television video from the city showed wrecked taxis and destroyed store fronts minutes after the explosion, as residents aided wounded people.

‘Unfortunately there are six dead,’ said Juan Carlos Abadía, governor of the state of Valle del Cauca, where the city is located. ‘This is an attempt to destabilize and to generate an atmosphere of fear and chaos.’ “

(Bomb Kills at Least 6 in Port City in Colombia – NYTimes.com)

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