Three Colombian soldiers killed by car bomb
A car bomb killed three soldiers and injured three others Sunday as their unit was passing through the town of La Palma, some 140 kilometers northwest of Bogota, a military spokesman said.
"Three soldiers died and three were wounded: a non-commissioned officer and two other soldiers," General Fabio Bedoya said.
Bedoya blamed Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebels operating in the area for the attack.
"Military units were engaged in search patrols ... when members of the 22nd Front of the FARC set off a car bomb," he stated, according to AFP.
The leftist FARC is the larger of Colombia's two main rebel groups, with 17, 000 armed irregulars. The group has been fighting the government for forty years. (Albawaba.com)
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