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Assailants blow up trucks of Colombian coal exporter

Monday, February 25, 2013


Unknown assailants blew up four trucks belonging to Colombia's largest coal exporter, Cerrejon, on Sunday in the latest attack against the mining sector in the world's fourth-largest coal exporter.

Cerrejon - a joint venture between Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Xstrata - said it had suffered "a terrorist attack" at its Mina Sur mining area in the northern province of Guajira.

"There were no casualties, but four company trucks were seriously affected, which were idle as a result of the strike affecting the company for 17 days," it said in a statement.

Source: Reuters