Car bomb in Colombian capital injures at least 9 - World news
BOGOTA, Colombia — A car packed with at least 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of explosives blew up in an office district of Colombia’s capital on Thursday, shattering windows and injuring at least nine people, police said. No deaths were reported.
The blast occurred at 5:30 a.m. (1030 GMT) outside a 12-story building housing Caracol Radio, the Spanish news agency EFE and the Ecuadorean consulate, as well as the offices of several politicians and banks.
Gen. Cesar Pinzon, the city’s police chief, suggested leftist rebels could have set off the blast, but said authorities were not sure if the bomb was aimed at the station or another target.
President Juan Manuel Santos hurried to the scene and branded the explosion “a terrorist act,” saying it was meant to sow fear and create skepticism about the government.