Soldiers die in Colombia bomb blast

Attack on army patrol is blamed on leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

    The soldiers died as their bus was hit by a blast
    from a remotely detonated bomb [Reuters]

    Thursday's bomb blast is the second such attack in the last week.

     

    Nine police officers were killed on Wednesday in a FARC bomb ambush in the northern Santander province while on a counter-narcotics operation.

     

    Farc has been fighting for almost five decades against the government and far-right paramilitaries and partly funds itself through Colombia's cocaine industry.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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