The Christian Science Monitor | 3/25/2010 12:00:00 AM
Colombia bomb attack kills six, wounds 40 in drug trafficking port city
March 25--A Colombia bomb attack Wednesday killed at least six and injured more than 40 people in a port city notorious for drug trafficking.
The attack in Buenaventura ripped into a local attorney general’s office and damaged taxis passing on the street. While authorities say they suspect leftist FARC rebels are responsible, they have not ruled out the possibility it was a retaliation against the office’s drug investigations.
The bombing in Colombia’s largest port comes ahead of the country’s May presidential elections to replace Alvaro Uribe. His stiff crackdown on the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) since he took office in 2002 has earned him popularity, but guerilla attacks remain a problem.
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