Tuesday, September 27, 2022

13 injured in explosion at Colombian police station

On August 30, 2021, after a bomb exploded in Cucuta, Colombia, near the Venezuelan border, a policeman inspected the damage at the police station. (Ferley Ospina/AP Photo)

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA-Cúcuta City officials said on Monday that at least 13 people were injured in an explosion at a police station near the border between Colombia and Venezuela.

Police said the explosion was caused by an “improvised explosive device” left in a station in one of the low-income communities in Cúcuta.

So far, the authorities have not accused any armed groups operating in the area. In June, a car bomb attack occurred at the Cúcuta military base, injuring 44 people, including several American soldiers training Colombian military personnel there. Ten days later, President Ivan Duke’s helicopter was hit as it approached the city’s airport.

Cúcuta is the capital of the province of Santander Norte, bordering Venezuela, and is also one of the main cocaine producing areas in Colombia. Several armed groups have recently been fighting for drug trafficking routes and coca fields in Northern Santander, including the left-wing terrorist organization National Liberation Army, and groups led by former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which reached peace with the Colombian government. The government in 2016.

Associated Press


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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