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2 killed, 5 injured in Colombian bus explosion


15:33, August 15, 2011

BOGOTA, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- At least two people died and five others were injured Sunday morning in a bus explosion in the suburbs of Bogota, the Colombian capital, an official said.

Andres Gonzalez, governor of the central Cundinamarca province, told reporters that a woman and a child were killed on the bus which was heading for the nearby southern city of Villavicencio and the injured had been hospitalized in Bogota.

"Authorities are investigating the cause of the assault," he said, adding that special measures would be taken if illegal armed groups are proved to have been involved in the attack.

Vigilance at the capital's bus stations had been raised to avoid new attacks, the governor said.


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