Colombian police deactivate guerilla bomb

14:25, October 30, 2009      

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Colombian police on Thursday deactivated a bomb placed by guerilla of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in front of a supermarket in Neiva city, south of the country.

Colonel Flavio Mesa, police commander of Huila department, said a person told the police that the FARC was planning to place a bomb, and this information helped the police capture a suspected guerilla at the moment he was placing the bomb.

"The detainee is from San Vicente del Caguan locality. This terrorist is a militia and an active member of the mobile column 'Teofilo Forero' of the FARC," Mesa said.

The bomb, deactivated after the suspect's detention, was made with 40 kg of ammonal and ammonium nitrate, and had a destruction capacity of 200 meters around it, the police said.

Source: Xinhua
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