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Powerful bomb explodes in Medellin

MEDELLIN, Colombia (CNN) -- A bomb exploded late Thursday night in an upper-class Medellin residential neighborhood, injuring at least 10 people, media reports said.

Police said the explosives were planted in a device on the sidewalk or in the street, not in a car as initially thought. Police say the blast partially damaged about 100 homes and the offices of a national radio station.

There has been no claim of responsibility.

Earlier Thursday, there were a series of bombings in and around Medellin.

A 100 - 200 pound car bomb exploded Thursday morning in Marinilla, a small town outside of Medellin, killing one person and injuring 29 others.

In the pre-dawn hours, seven small bombs exploded in the Medellin city center outside of banks, causing damage, but no injuries.

Police blamed the morning attacks on the National Liberation Army, or ELN, Colombia's second largest guerrilla force. It is believed the group may have planted bombs in response to the government breaking off peace talks earlier this month.

In other developments, Colombia's Supreme Court Wednesday opened the way for the extradition of Fabio Ochoa, a major drug kingpin for the Medellin drug cartel. Ochoa is still held in a Colombian jail, but could be extradited in the coming days if President Andres Pastrana gives his approval.






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