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Colombian sought in 1994 Argentina attack

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(CNN) -- Argentina's federal prosecutor said he has issued an international arrest warrant for a Colombian suspected of playing a role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center that killed 85 people.

Alberto Nisman accused Samuel Salman El Reda Wednesday of being "the maximum reference on a local level" for the organization that carried out the attack on the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association on July 18, 1994, the state-run news agency Telam reported.

Nisman said he told Rodolfo Canicoba Corral, a federal judge, that he based his request for the arrest on telephone calls between Buenos Aires, communications centers for the Iranian-backed Lebanese militia Hezbollah and the tri-border region of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, known for its porous borders and busy black markets.

The United States considers Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

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