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| 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.

The attack underscored the vulnerability of politicians in rural Colombia despite the progress made by President Alvaro Uribe's U.S.-backed security drive to defeat Latin America's oldest-surviving leftist insurgency.

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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