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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, March 30

30 Mar 2023, 10:30 GMT+10

BOGOTA -- At least nine soldiers were killed in an alleged rebel attack in northeast Colombia on Wednesday, President Gustavo Petro confirmed.

The attack was carried out by alleged members of the National Liberation Army on a military base in the department of North Santander. (Colombia-Rebel Attack-Death)

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RABAT -- Five people were killed and 27 others injured, including 12 seriously, after a driver lost control of his van and hit a tree near the commune of Brachoua in central Morocco.

According to the official news agency MAP, some of the injured people were transferred to the local hospital of Romani, while five were sent to the Ibn Sina University Hospital in the Moroccan capital of Rabat, which is about 60 km north of the commune. (Morocco-Road Accident-Casualty)

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DAMASCUS -- A strong windstorm killed seven people, including three children, in Syria on Wednesday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Six victims died as a result of wall collapses in the strong wind and a man in the central Syrian province of Homs died after being struck by a falling advertisement billboard. (Syria-Storm-Death)

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