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8 killed in blast in Colombian capital

- Explosion occurs outside police academy in Bogota

Nilay Kar   | 17.01.2019
8 killed in blast in Colombian capital File Photo

By Lokman Ilhan

BOGOTA, Colombia

At least 8 people were killed and 30 others injured when a car bomb exploded in Bogota, local media reports.

Mayor Enrique Penalosa was cited in reports that said the explosion occurred outside the General Santander police academy in the capital.

In a Twitter post, President Ivan Duque confirmed that it was a “terrorist act”.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing and authorities have not said who may be behind the blast.

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