Colombian president offers reward for capture of bombers
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe on Friday announced a reward for any information on those responsible for setting off a car bomb in a southwest Colombian commercial center in an attack aimed at private companies, reported Xinhua .
Uribe went to the city of Neiva, capital of Huila province, on Friday to assess damages at the Los Comuneros commercial center, media reports said.
Economic assistance will also be provided for the affected merchants. "Each one will receive some 500 U.S. dollars and receive loans to restore their business," Uribe was quoted as saying.
Colombian authorities attributed the attack in Neiva and another attack against a factory earlier Friday to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country's largest rebel group.
"Preliminary reports showed that the explosives were hidden inside a car and the attack was perpetrated by the FARC," said Flavio Mesa, commander of the local police.