Deaths in Colombia bomb attack

Attack in northern district of Bogota blamed on Farc, the anti-government rebel group.

    Two civilians were killed when a 5kg bomb went off in the La Cabrera neighbourhood [AFP]

     

     

    A Blockbuster video store, which was damaged in the blast, was operating in the targeted building.

    Farc suspected

    Manuel Santos, Colombia's defence minister, said that the blast was consistent with previous Farc attacks.

    Farc, considered Latin America's biggest rebel organisation, has been trying to overthrow the national gvernment since the 1960s.

    A December attack on Bogota, which left five people injured, was also attributed to the group. 

    Other six other explosions, between June and October, took place in the capital last year.

    However, attacks have decreased since Alvaro Uribe, the country's president, launched a crackdown on fighters, who have been forced to retreat. 

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Do you really know the price of milk?

    Do you really know the price of milk?

    Answer as many correct questions as you can and see where your country ranks in the global cost of living.

    The Coming War on China

    The Coming War on China

    Journalist John Pilger on how the world's greatest military power, the US, may well be on the road to war with China.