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Seven killed in Colombia bomb blast

Seven people have been killed and some 50 injured in a bomb blast in northwest Colombia.

world Updated: Aug 16, 2008 10:37 IST
Xinhua

Seven people were killed and some 50 injured in a bomb blast in northwest Colombia, police said on Saturday.

The explosion occurred on Thursday night in front of a discotheque in central Ituango city of Antioquia province.

The injured were taken by helicopter to Antioquia's capital Medellin early on Friday.

Police suspected the El Pajaro armed group, a faction of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was responsible for the attack.

A person, allegedly involved in engineering the blast, has been detained, police said.