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Guerrilla attack leaves 13 injured in northeastern Colombia

English.news.cn   2014-06-30 16:13:02

BOGOTA, June 29 (Xinhua) -- A recent attack allegedly conducted by the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) in Colombia's northeast has injured 13 people, a minister said Sunday.

The rebels used cylinder bombs to attack a building where lived the employees of the Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline in the oil-rich Arauca Department, Caracol Radio network quoted Mines and Energy Minister Amylkar Acosta as saying.

This was the third attack committed by the guerrillas on the pipeline this month, Acosta said.

According to the minister, one of the explosives fell into the TV room of the building and another in the casino, and the injured were receiving treatment at San Vicente Hospital in Arauca.

The Colombian government is considering starting peace talks with the ELN, the country's second-largest leftist insurgency. Bogota is holding peace talks with the country's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to end the five-decade-long armed conflict.

Editor: Fu Peng
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