Over 30 injured as explosion rocks Colombian capital

By on February 19, 2017


At least 30 people were injured and one policeman killed in an explosion in the Colombian capital of Bogota on Sunday. (Photo: Angelo Petrozza/ Flickr)
At least 30 people were injured and one policeman killed in an explosion in the Colombian capital of Bogota on Sunday. (Photo: Angelo Petrozza/ Flickr)

MOSCOW –At least 30 people were injured and one policeman killed in an explosion in the Colombian capital of Bogota on Sunday.

“31 are wounded, two are in a critical condition as a result of a blast… that occurred in the morning,” local authorities said earlier in the day.

According to Caracol, 20 of those injured are police officers.

Media reports suggested that a high-capacity explosive device damaged several buildings nearby.

Previously, RCN agency reported that 10 police officers and one civilian were injured in the blast. According to preliminary data, an object rigged with explosives detonated in front of a police convoy in the center of Bogota. The site the explosion was cordoned off by the police for investigation.

Those injured have been transported to the hospital.

Two have been reportedly detained in connection with the explosion.