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Car Blows Up, Killing 2 Bomb Squad Officers

April 10, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

An abandoned car with a corpse inside blew up in a rural area south of Bogota, Colombia's capital, killing two police bomb experts.

Police, who feared that the car they found held explosives, called the bomb squad. The car exploded when two experts tried to open a door.

Two homemade mortars were later launched near the presidential palace in Bogota, but neither detonated. Police spent much of the day responding to reports of explosions and the discovery of bombs.

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