A Colombian guerrilla accused of planning an attack on a country club that killed 39 people in 2003 was shot dead on Sunday while trying to evade capture, police said.
Herman Triana was killed in a gunfight with police as they tried to arrest him in the southern jungle province of Caqueta.
Triana, known as “James Patamala”, was wanted for planning and financing the bombing of “Club Nogal” in Bogota, the only attack of its kind directed straight at the capital city’s business elite.
The bombing, which shocked Colombians for its audacity, occurred just as President Alvaro Uribe was starting a U.S.-backed crackdown on Marxist FARC guerrillas, who have been fighting the state since the 1960s. (Reuters)