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Last Updated: Monday, 27 February 2006, 22:16 GMT
Colombia rebels kill councillors
Farc rebels
The Farc has been fighting the government for four decades
Suspected left-wing rebels have burst into a town councillors' meeting in Colombia and opened fire, killing at least seven people, police say.

The attack happened at a hotel in the village of Rivera, several hundred kilometres south-west of Bogota.

Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) rebel group dressed as police carried out the attack, the authorities said.

On Saturday a Farc attack on a civilian bus killed nine people.

Rebels shot at the bus tyres, causing it to crash, and then opened fire on passengers and attempted to set the vehicle ablaze, the military said.

The attack happened in Caqueta province, next to the Huila department where Monday's shootings took place.

The Farc has been fighting the government for more than four decades.


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