Colombia: FARC strike kills three, wounds 70 in Market
Left-wing guerrillas attacked a local market in Colombia Saturday killing at least three people and injuring 70 others in the southwestern town of Toribio, its mayor Carlos Banguero told AFP.
“It was a brutal attack by the FARC against the people of Toribio,” Banguero said. “It appears they used a car bomb loaded with 220 pounds (100 kilos) of explosives and set it off in the center of town at the market,” he added.
Banguero said it was the third attack by the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Latin America’s largest and longest-fighting insurgency, in the town this year.
President Juan Manuel Santos also reported that among the dead was at least one police officer.