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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel has foiled five suicide bombings since the start of the year.

Shin Bet, the domestic security service, and the army had prevented the attacks and 30 attempted kidnappings of soldiers, public radio quoted Netanyahu as telling visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

"We are happy to share our experience in the fight against terrorism with Colombia," Netanyahu said.  

The report did not elaborate on the origin of the attackers or their targets.

On Monday, Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem and the Columbian leader signed a free trade agreement as well as deals on aviation and technological innovation.

The Columbian president also held talks on Tuesday with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmud Abbas on the peace process and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, Abbas told the Wafa news agency.

Colombia was one of a minority of states to abstain in November’s vote on upgrading the Palestinians Authority’s status at the United Nations.