Archive for the ‘Columbia’ Category

Bombs Kill Six in Columbia

22 January 2007

Bombs killed four civilians and two police officers in Buenaventura city, Columbia, according to the Herald Sun. At least 18 other people were wounded.

The bombs were set by FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia), a large left-wing rebel organization.

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Landmines in Columbia

16 November 2006

Of the reported 7,328 victims of landmines in 2005, 952 were in Columbia, according to Yahoo.  204 were killed and 748 wounded.  Many of those were soldiers, but often civilians are killed, especially children and farmers.

The landmines, many of which are homemade, often leave people amputees.

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