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Colombia's FARC Rebels Deny Attempt on Senator's Life


Colombia's largest rebel group has denied it was behind a recent bomb attack on a prominent senator.

Senator German Vargas Lleras was driving away from a radio station October 10 in north Bogota when a bomb exploded. The senator was unharmed, but three of the his bodyguards were injured.

Police blamed the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for the attack. But in a statement issued Tuesday the rebels insisted they were not involved.

The senator is a staunch supporter of President Alvaro Uribe and the government campaign against the leftist rebels. Colombia has been mired in a decades-long guerrilla war that takes thousands of lives each year.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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