At least 21 people died and 68 were injured in a car bomb at a Bogota police cadet training academy. Colombia´s government declared three days of mourning after the worst incident in the city in 16 years. The bomber – who authorities confirmed was killed in the attack but no group has claimed responsibility yet.
“Unfortunately, the preliminary toll is 21 people dead, including the person responsible for the incident, and 68 wounded,” Colombian police said in a statement, adding 58 of those injured had been discharged from hospital. The defence ministry had previously reported 11 dead and 65 injured. “All Colombians reject terrorism and we´re united in fighting it,” President Ivan Duque tweeted in the aftermath. “I have also requested that priority be given to all the investigations … to identify the masterminds of this terrorist attack and their accomplices,” he said.
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25 August, 2019