The New York Times | 2/15/2010 12:00:00 AM
Five dead after Colombian rebels ambush candidate
Feb 15--Five people were killed and four wounded after Colombian FARC guerrillas ambushed and attempted to kidnap a candidate for a governor's post in a southern province, authorities said on Sunday.
Police said rebels attacked a convoy transporting Jose Alberto Perez, a Conservative Party candidate for the Guaviare province governorship in a special February 28 election organized after the previous governor was forced to step down.
Perez was wounded when rebels opened fire in a roadside ambush that killed four police bodyguards and another person, police said.
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