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Second journalist in a week is killed in Colombia

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BOGOTA, Colombia (CNN) -- A Cali editorial writer who had railed in his columns against Colombia's chronic drug corruption was shot and killed, and the nation's top general blamed the crime on "narco-terrorism."

Police said Gerardo Bedoya, the 55-year-old director of the editorial section of Cali's El Pais newspaper, was shot six times by an unidentified gunman as he left an apartment building in the city center on Thursday evening.

Gen. Harold Bedoya, the armed forces chief and a cousin of the victim, said the murder was "one more crime of the many committed by narco-terrorism." He vowed to find the killer.

The slaying was the second involving a Colombian journalist this week.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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