March 4, 2008 / 11:27 AM / 10 years ago

Colombia says FARC wanted to make radioactive bomb

GENEVA, March 4 (Reuters) - Colombia’s FARC guerrilla movement was trying to get hold of radioactive material to make a "dirty bomb", Colombian Vice-President Francisco Santos said on Tuesday.

Santos told the United Nations Conference on Disarmament that materials found on computers of Raul Reyes, the deputy commander of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), showed the group was in negotiations to get hold of radioactive matter for a bomb.

Colombia said on Saturday its troops had killed Reyes in a cross-border raid in Ecuador. (Reporting by Jonathan Lynn; Editing by Stephanie Nebehay)



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