|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Colombia (Click here for more)

Rebel Bombings Cut Water, Power to Colombian City

BOGOTA – Three simultaneous bombings on Tuesday interrupted electricity and water service in the Pacific port city of Tumaco, Colombian authorities said, blaming the attack on leftist FARC rebels.

The guerrillas fired two makeshift mortar shells at an army post, while the third attack was carried out with a car bomb, Jaime Rodriguez, an official with the Nariño provincial government, told Blu Radio.

The explosives-packed car was detonated in front of the facilities of the state oil company Ecopetrol causing damage to nearby vehicles and houses, he said.

“Fortunately, there were no human injuries but there (was damage to) the electrical energy and potable water services,” Rodriguez said.

Colombia’s defense minister, Juan Carlos Pinzon, told reporters that the three attacks came in response to the intensity of “the presence and actions” of the security forces against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

“Yesterday, two (rebels) were killed in the ... rural area of Tumaco,” said the minister.

Last August, Tumaco was the scene of a series of attacks by the FARC against electricity towers that resulted in the city’s 187,000 residents being without power for 16 days.

The FARC and the Colombian government are currently on a recess from the peace talks they have been conducting since last November with an eye toward putting an end to half a century of conflict. EFE


 

 

Xbox Live Gratuit
Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2009 © All rights reserved