Colombia's Cano Limon pipeline bombed for 12th time in 2019

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BOGOTA, March 15 (Reuters) - Colombia'sCano Limon oil pipeline was bombed on Friday in eastern Norte de Santander province, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said, the 12th time it has been attacked this year.

Explosive devices were detonated along the pipeline in a rural area of Teorama municipality near the border with Venezuela. Oil was spilled into a nearby river, Ecopetrol said in a statement.

There have been more than a dozen attacks on Colombian pipelines so far in 2019, eleven of them on Cano Limon. There were more than 80 attacks on the 485-mile (780-km) pipeline in 2018, which kept it offline for most of the year.

The ELN opposes multinational companies, saying they seize natural resources without benefiting Colombians.

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