The explosion in the capital, Bogota Colombia, claimed the life of one of the police, 31 people were injured, announced the city authorities on Twitter.
The explosion took place today, February 19, in the district of the Macarena. According to hall, two of the wounded were in serious condition. Subsequently, the head of Bogota Enrique Penalosa reported the death of a police officer. “I’m sorry about the death of police officer John Herrera in the explosion that occurred this morning in the district of the Macarena”, – he wrote.
20 of the 31 wounded are police officers, reports radio Caracol. It was initially reported that injured ten police officers and one civilian.
It is also known that a powerful explosive device has damaged several nearby buildings and knocked over a telephone booth. According to the Agency, RCN, bomb the object exploded in the city centre on the route of the police motorcade.
The mayor of Bogota said that now is surrounded by police district is out of danger.
According to the newspaper El Colombiano, in the city at the same time was to be held bullfights, and the action of the opponents of bullfighting. Police went to the arena to maintain order during the action. The explosion occurred shortly before the bull ring near the venue.