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39 Militia Fighters Killed in Leftist Attack

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January 01, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

Leftist rebels attacked a village controlled by right-wing paramilitary fighters in northern Colombia, killing 39 fighters and a villager, police said.

The assault in Pozo Azul in Bolivar state was one of a series of attacks on villages controlled by paramilitary fighters, police commander Col. Jesus Gomez said.

Rebels also attacked the villages of Monterrey and Pueblo, but no deaths were immediately reported.

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