Eight dead in car bomb attack on Colombian police school: Official

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 17, 2019, 09:58 PM(IST)

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The bomb went off in the General Santander Police School in the south of the capital, Mayor Enrique Penalosa told reporters.

At least eight people were dead on Thursday in an apparent car bomb attack on Colombian police school, said an official.

The bomb went off in the General Santander Police School in the south of the capital, Mayor Enrique Penalosa told reporters.

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Colombian President Ivan Duque said he was returning to the capital from the west of the country, where he had been attending a meeting on security, and had ordered security forces to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

"All Colombians reject terrorism and are united to confront it," he said on Twitter.

There was no word on who might be behind the explosion. The ministry said an investigation has been opened "to find those responsible for this terrorist act."

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