November 23, 1988
Colombia's Defense Minister, Gen. Manuel Jaime Guerrero Paz, escaped unhurt from an assassination attempt by a pro-Soviet guerrilla group, police said. Three of his bodyguards were killed and two were wounded when a powerful remote control bomb hidden near a lamppost exploded as the minister's motorcade passed near the Defense Ministry building in western Bogota, police said.
December 16, 2000 |
Suspected right-wing gunmen shot and wounded one of Colombia's top labor leaders Friday in a botched assassination attempt in which at least two people were killed, authorities said. Wilson Borja, president of the Federation of State Workers--Colombia's largest labor union--was shot in the shoulder and leg, and a bullet grazed his head, in the attack in Bogota, the capital.
August 31, 1989 |
A British television station reported Wednesday that 11 British mercenaries were involved in an unsuccessful attempt in June to kill Pablo Escobar, a reputed Colombian cocaine baron. Independent Television News said the men were hired by a rival drug gang to kill Escobar, said to be a leader of the Medellin cartel. The report did not name the rival gang.