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| 3/24/2010 12:00:00 AM

Car bomb kills six in Colombia

March 24--The death toll from a powerful car bomb Wednesday morning in Buenaventura, Colombia, rose to six as the day went on, with at least 42 people wounded, authorities said.

The explosion occurred in the town center, near City Hall and the regional attorney general's office, causing panic and chaos among nearby residents. A local hospital declared a state of emergency, media reported.
 
Gen. Freddy Padilla, commander of Colombia's armed forces, identified four of Wednesday's six victims as civilians and one as a policeman. The identity of the sixth was not immediately known.

Padilla said he suspects the bomb was planted by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
 
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