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Car bomb rocks Colombian capital

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Car bomb rocks Colombian capital


A suspected car bomb has exploded in the Colombian capital Bogota, only days after new President Juan Manuel Santos took office.

Six people were slightly wounded in the blast outside one of the city’s main radio stations.

Despite the latest attack, urban bombings have dropped sharply in recent years and Colombia’s new President insisted the perpetrators would not be allowed to win.

“This is an act of terrorism and we mustn’t fall into the trap. Things must take their normal legal course. The authorities will investigate and I tell the Colombian people to carry on with their lives. They’re not going to spoil the party,” Santos said.

The violence comes amid renewed hopes that the decades old conflict between Colombia’s government and left-wing Farc guerrillas is nearing an end.

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