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Colombian Car Bomb Kills 2 and Wounds 5

January 13, 1988|Associated Press

MEDELLIN, Colombia — A car bomb exploded early today, killing two private security guards, wounding five other people and leaving a 16-foot-deep crater in front of an apartment building frequented by a reputed cocaine baron, officials said.

Mayor William Jaramillo Gomez said the bomb blew up in front of the Monaco apartment building, which is owned by a relative of Pablo Escobar Gaviria. U.S. authorities have charged that Escobar Gaviria heads the Medellin cartel, a drug-smuggling ring blamed for as much as 80% of all the cocaine entering the United States.

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