Young man sought in Colombia bombing

A police report seen by The Associated Press says the man was bleeding from an arm when a taxi driver picked him up in the area of Tuesday

Police inspect the scene after a bomb exploded in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. A bomb targeting former Colombian interior minister Fernando Londono killed two of his bodyguards and injured at least 31 others in the heart of Bogota's uptown commercial district, authorities said. (AP Photo/Carlos Julio Martinez)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian investigators are seeking a man between 17 and 20 years old they suspect is the bomber who killed two bodyguards of a conservative former interior minister and injured 39 people in a busy commercial district of Bogota.

A police report seen by The Associated Press says the man was bleeding from an arm when a taxi driver picked him up in the area of Tuesday's blast.

It says the man told the cabbie, "Get me out of here" but the driver did not want blood in his taxi and insisted he get out.

The government has not ascribed blame for the bombing although there is speculation Colombia's main leftist rebel group is responsible.

Authorities say the attacker affixed a bomb to a door of the ex-minister's armored SUV.

Associated Press
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