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Bomb blast kills six in Colombia

A car bomb exploded in the Colombian port city of Buenaventura Wednesday killing at least six people and wounding 50, according to media reports.

world Updated: Mar 25, 2010 08:34 IST

A car bomb exploded in the Colombian port city of Buenaventura Wednesday killing at least six people and wounding 50, according to media reports.

Officials in Valle del Cauca province, however, confirmed three deaths and said 18 were wounded.

According to media reports, three others died while being treated for their wounds. Most of the injured suffered burns, broken bones or were hit by shrapnel.

The blast took place in central Buenaventura, a city of about 350,000 people and the country's main port on the Pacific coast. The bomb-laden car had been parked at the site on Tuesday evening.

The attack happened near the offices of the mayor and the attorney general. One public prosecutor, one assistant, two police officers and four investigators were reportedly injured in the blast, which caused great damage within a radius of several blocks.