Colombia: Drug Bang

A bombing with a difference

Squat, gray and fortress-like, the twelve-year-old U.S. embassy in Bogotá is designed to withstand the most withering of terrorist bomb attacks. The building was put to the test last week: a white Fiat, packed with 33 Ibs. of dynamite, exploded just outside the employee parking lot. The blast killed a Colombian woman standing near by, knocked down several 50-year-old eucalyptus trees and blew out windows in a 15-story office building a block away. But it did not crack a single pane of the shatterproof glass in the embassy or injure any of the 309 people inside....

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