Bomb targeting Colombia politician kills at least two
At least two people have been killed in an attack on a politician in the Colombian capital, Bogota.
Police said an unidentified assailant attached an explosive device to the car of former Interior Minister Fernando Londono.
The blast killed his driver and a bodyguard, but Mr Londono, 68, was not seriously injured.
Earlier reports had spoken of five dead, but a Bogota police commander said he could only confirm two deaths.
Around 40 people are reported to have been injured in the blast.
Mr Londono was hit by shrapnel and is having surgery to remove a piece of metal lodged near his clavicle.
Hospital sources said he was in a stable condition.
Bogota Police Commander Gen Luis Eduardo Martinez blamed Colombia’s largest rebel group, the Farc, for the attack.
The explosion in the north of the city came just hours after police defused a car bomb near the headquarters of the city’s police.
Gen Martinez said he could not say whether the two incidents were linked, but insisted that he was certain Farc rebels were behind both.
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