Seven killed in Colombia bomb blast

August 16th, 2008 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS  

Bogota, Aug 16 (Xinhua) Seven people were killed and some 50 injured in a bomb blast in northwest Colombia, police said Saturday. The explosion occurred Thursday night in front of a discotheque in central Ituango city of Antioquia province.

The injured were taken by helicopter to Antioquia’s capital Medellin early Friday.

Police suspected the El Pajaro armed group, a faction of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was responsible for the attack.

A person, allegedly involved in engineering the blast, has been detained, police said.

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