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Colombian Police Deactivate Parcel-Bomb Intended for Lawmaker

Colombian police have deactivated a parcel bomb delivered to the home of a lawmaker allied with President Alvaro Uribe.

Authorities say the package resembled a book and was sent to Armando Benedetti's home Thursday night. Benedetti and his aides called police when they noticed something suspicious about the package, which contained an incendiary substance.

Investigators announced a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who sent the package.

The incident happened one day after a similar package was sent to a man with the same name as former Defense Minister Rafael Pardo.