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29 dead in leftist rebel attack in Colombia

Police officials blame the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia for the attack.

india Updated: Nov 02, 2006 11:38 IST

Twenty-nine people were killed in an attack by leftist Colombian rebels on a hamlet in the northern department of Cordoba, national police chief General Jorge Castro said.

Castro blamed the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country's largest and best-armed guerrilla group, for Wednesday's attack.

The death toll in the attack on the Tierradentro hamlet included 17 police officers, 11 rebels and a civilian.

Two police officers and a civilian were also injured in the fighting, said Castro.