Bomb defused at airport in Colombia

19:39, October 25, 2010      

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Colombian military forces on Sunday defused a cylinder bomb at an airport in northeastern Colombia, near the border with Venezuela.

The cylinder, loaded with explosives, was planted near the landing area of the airport.

"The bomb was to be activated with a controlled electric system, during the daily activities in the airport, so...we prevented a big tragedy, because the target was the users of the planes," the military authorities said in a statement.

The military authorities also said the bomb was planted by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Also on Sunday, the Colombian police deactivated an explosive device at a bus station in Neiva city, in the southern part of the country. They also attributed the failed attack to FARC.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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