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Eight detained over Colombia mall blast

The demobilization of the leftist FARC and peace talks with the last active rebel force, the ELN, are meant to end more than half a century of violence.

Published: 25th June 2017 10:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2017 10:40 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BOGOTA: Colombian authorities have detained eight people on suspicion of involvement in a deadly mall bombing in Bogota last week, the defense ministry has said.

Three women including a French citizen were killed and nine people injured in the weekend bombing, condemned by Colombian authorities and rebel leaders as a bid to disrupt the country's peace process.

The demobilization of the leftist FARC and peace talks with the last active rebel force, the ELN, are meant to end more than half a century of violence.

Authorities yesterday said the detainees were part of a fringe group called the Revolutionary People's Movement (MRP), which has been blamed for several low-impact attacks in the capital.

They were arrested in a joint operation in Bogota and the central town of Espinal, according to the ministry, which said the suspects were identified using security camera footage.

No group has claimed responsibility for the mall bombing, which was the second major attack this year in the Colombian capital. In February, the ELN claimed a bombing at a bullring in Bogota, which killed a police officer and wounded more than 20 people

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