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Colombia deputy education minister injured by letter bomb

Gabriel Burgos was in his office when a package he was opening exploded. The extent of Burgos' injuries was not immediately known and he was rushed to a hospital.

"There was an explosion ... he is injured, but I don't know how badly," said ministry spokeswoman Carol Ramirez.

The attack comes after weeks of protests by students and teachers who say a new budget plan will cut funding for education, something the government denies.