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Top Venezuelan Prosecutor Killed in Bombing


Venezuela says a bomb attack has killed Deputy Attorney General Danilo Anderson.

Officials told VOA Friday the charred body has been positively identified as that of Mr. Anderson, who was killed around midnight Thursday as he drove through a suburb of Caracas.

Mr. Anderson had been in charge of prosecuting several hundred politicians, businessmen and former military officers involved in a failed April 2002 coup that briefly ousted President Hugo Chavez.

Officials say President Chavez has canceled his trip to Costa Rica Friday to attend the Ibero-American summit. They say he has also canceled a two-week tour of Spain, Iran, Libya and Russia that was to begin this weekend.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.