Bomb blast wounds 12 outside Colombia spy agency

first_imgBy Dialogo September 10, 2010 Twelve people were wounded Wednesday when a bomb exploded outside the Colombia intelligence agency’s offices in the southern city of Pasto, near the Ecuadoran border, the Red Cross said. A “low-intensity package bomb was left outside the Administrative Department of Security (DAS) building, next to a lamppost, by a man who then ran away,” Pasto Red Cross official Henry Palacios told AFP. He said 12 passersby and workers from the DAS building were wounded in the blast and taken to area hospitals. Narino department Governor Antonio Navarro told Caracol radio that two of the wounded were in serious condition and that the damage wrought by the bomb was considerable. He said authorities suspect the bombing is the work of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country’s oldest and strongest rebel group. Pasto is the capital of Narino department, one of FARC’s strongholds in southern Colombia.last_img read more

Red-hot Liverpool hit seven to ignite Champions League campaign

first_imgMARIBOR, Slovenia (Reuters) – Liverpool produced a superb attacking display to ignite their stuttering Champions League campaign with a blistering 7-0 Group E victory at Maribor on Tuesday.Having drawn their opening two games, Liverpool made a dream start when Mohamed Salah burst into the box before squaring for Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino to stroke home in the fourth minute.Nine minutes later Firmino’s compatriot Philippe Coutinho converted James Milner’s smart pullback to double the lead before Salah finished smartly at the near post as Liverpool ran riot in the opening 19 minutes.Liverpool’s fluid, dynamic front three continued to cut loose and the effervescent Salah capped a stunning first half for the visitors, converting Alberto Moreno’s low cross to make it 4-0 in the 39th minute.Halftime did little to halt their momentum and Firmino added a well-deserved second finishing from Coutinho’s fierce cross with a deft header in the 54th minute.Substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with his first Liverpool goal, and Trent Alexander-Arnold completed the rout in the closing stages as the visitors registered their biggest win under manager Juergen Klopp.Liverpool have five points after three games to lead Group E from Spartak Moscow on goal difference, while Spanish side Sevilla sit one point adrift in third.Maribor have one point.last_img read more