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Bomb kills 5, wounds 40 in Colombia

Victor Manuel Correa / AP

Residents and police officers rush to the site where a bomb exploded outside a police station in Tumaco on Colombia's southern Pacific coast on Feb. 1.

A bomb exploded outside a police station in the Pacific port city of Tumaco just as lunch hour ended Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding more than 40, authorities said.

Gen. Rodolfo Palomino, the national police director of citizen security, blamed the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, for the attack, though Tumaco's mayor, Victor Gallo, refrained from assigning blame.

-- The Associated Press contributed to this post