FARC dissidents say they carried out Colombia bombing, target was U.S. advisors

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BOGOTA (Reuters) – A FARC dissident commander has taken responsibility for a June bomb attack on a military base in the northeastern Colombian city of Cucuta, as well as the recent shooting of a helicopter carrying President Ivan Duque. The car bombing at the base, home to the army’s 30th Brigade, wounded 44 people, including two U.S. military advisers. Later in June, a helicopter approaching the city with Duque and other officials aboard was strafed by bullets. Ten people were arrested in July in Norte de Santander province for involvement in the attacks. The attorney general said at the time…

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